Numerical investigation on ship energy efficiency by Monte Carlo simulation

Andrea Coraddu, Massimo Figari, Stefano Savio

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In this article, the authors present a procedure to predict the energy efficiency operational indicator by Monte Carlo simulations, estimating the total ship fuel consumption as a function of displacement and speed considered as random variables. To characterize the probability density function of displacement and speed, a complete series of operating data concerning 2 years of navigation, of a RoPax engaged in a commercial trade in the Mediterranean Sea, were collected and used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-234
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Issue number3
Early online date26 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014


  • marine engineering
  • marine systems
  • naval architecture
  • numerical modeling
  • simulation

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