Impact assessment of wave statistics on ship survivability

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This paper presents a brief summary of the work conducted by the MSRC at Strathclyde University in which the effect of operational location on the estimation of a vessel’s survival probability has been investigated and new s-factor formulations proposed. Further work is presented in which updated accident wave statistics have been used in order to assess the impact of vessel specific data on the predicted survivability. A test case on a large container ship has been conducted in order to gauge the effect of the new s-factor formula on the Attained Subdivision Index and thus the vessel safety level with regards to collision damage.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2017
Event16th International Ship Stability Workshop - Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 5 Jun 20177 Jun 2017
Conference number: 16


Conference16th International Ship Stability Workshop
Abbreviated titleISSW 2017
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  • wave statistics
  • survivability
  • damage stability
  • probablistic framework

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