Simulation of loading/discharging procedure of tankers

T. Plessas, A. Papanikolaou, M. Pytharoulis, Evangelos Boulougouris, N. Adamopoulos

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Traditionally the onboard systems of the ship are designed on past experience and standardization. The current requirement for energy efficiency improvements requires a fresh look in their design process, based on first principles and prescribed goals, i.e. Goal Based Design (GBD). In this paper
this approach is applied on the cargo and ballasting systems of an oil tanker, using a newly developed simulation tool. The tool will be integrated in a multi-objective optimization procedure. All the involved design and operational parameters and constraints have been taken into account in order to produce
realistic results. These can be useful for both for the designer and the operator, supporting the decision making process onboard the ship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources
Subtitle of host publicationIMAM 2013
EditorsCarlos Guedes Soares, Fernando Lopez Pena
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2013
EventIMAM 2013 - Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources - Coruna, Spain
Duration: 14 Oct 201317 Oct 2013


ConferenceIMAM 2013 - Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources


  • simulation loading
  • procedure of tankers
  • simulation discharging
  • maritime transportation
  • sea resources


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