Multi-objective Optimization of Cruise ships considering the SOLAS 2009 and GOALDS damage stability

George Zaraphonitis, Evangelos Boulougouris, A. Papanikolaou

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A new formulation for the assessment of ship's survivability in damaged condition, based on the probabilistic concept, was developed in the framework
of the EU-funded research project named GOALDS. The investigation of the impact of the new formulation on the design and operational characteristics of cruise ships is the main objective of the present paper. An additional objective is to investigate the possibility of raising the required subdivision index compared to current SOLAS 2009 levels; this is supported by demonstrating the feasibility of representative sample ship designs of enhanced survivability through formalized, multi-objective optimization studies, while considering a risk and cost effectiveness analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2013
Event5th International Maritime Conference on Design for Safety - Shanghai, China
Duration: 25 Nov 201327 Nov 2013


Conference5th International Maritime Conference on Design for Safety
Abbreviated titleIDFS 2013
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  • multiobjective
  • SOLAS 2009
  • cruise ships
  • damage stability

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