Abstract: The experience and know-how gained through the Project will be consolidated in a standard methodology to evaluate comfort on board of sea-going ships. A permanent long-term monitoring system will be installed on-board consisting of a set of accelerometers, a wave meter and a PC unit. The PC unit will serve for data acquisition as well as data processing by means of dedicated software. The software will include the enhanced comfort model output from the Project, which will be fed by the suitably processed acceleration signals. The system will be able to continuously monitor the local and overall comfort levels on board of the ship. The correlation between the estimated comfort levels and the corresponding recorded operative conditions (speed, wave height) will allow the ship operator to refine the operational guidelines to the Captain from the point of view of comfort.
Subject Descriptors: Transport; Product design
Subject Index Codes: Industrial Manufacture; Transport
Market Applications: Ship, boat building
Collaboration Sought: Information exchange/Training