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Integrated Flooding Control and Standard for Stability and Crises Management

Objective

The size of new passenger ships is continuously increasing. Bigger size offers bigger opportunities and economics of scale, but when a bigger ship accommodates more passengers there may be a higher risk, if evacuation is needed. Thus, new approaches have to be used and further developed in order to have the flooding under control if the watertight integrity of the ship is lost. In the worst case, all flooding accidents may lead to the capsizing or sinking of the ship within a highly variable time frame.

The need to ensure safe return to port or at least sufficient time for abandonment, will form major challenge in ship design. However, the assessment of the available time and the evacuation decision are not easy tasks. This process is complicated and there is a notable lack of data. Thus, guidelines and methods to tackle these problems must be developed. New tools are required in order to increase the designers' and operators' possibilities to reliably evaluate the ship's capability to survive in flooding accidents.

This project sets to derive most of the missing data for validation of time-domain numerical tools for assessment of ship survivability and to develop a standard for a comprehensive measure of damaged ship stability, as a means of addressing systematically, rationally and effectively the risk of flooding.

Unlike any current regulations the envisaged standard will reflect the stochastic nature of the damaged ship stability in waves. It will be based on first-principles modeling and thus it will reflect the nature of foundering as a process comprising loss of either (or both), flotation and stability, but also and more importantly ultimate loss of human life.

Since risk-based, the standard will form a basis for decision support. It is expected that by explicit disclosure of the risks associated with ship flooding and thus addressed from early design to operation, the safety level can be raised substantially from levels of current legislation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
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Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 529 214
Administrative Contact
Risto Jalonen (Mr.)

Participants (16)

MEYER TURKU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 90 848
Address
Telakkakatu 1
20240 Abo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markku Kajosaari (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 139 543
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Morineau (Ms.)
CENTRUM TECHNIKI OKRETOWEJ SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 103 650
Address
Ul Szczecinska 65
80 392 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danuta Kowalska (Ms.)
DNV GL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 37 012
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne V. Hartmann (Ms.)
BMT GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 262 367
Address
Goodrich House Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rory Doyle (Dr.)
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 180 187
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Egbert Ypma (Mr.)
MEC Insenerilahendused
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 55 527
Address
Oismae Tee 30 58
13512 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hendrik Naar (Dr.)
MEYER WERFT GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Industriegebiet Sued
26871 Papenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henning Luhmann (Mr.)
NAPA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 343 768
Address
Tammasaarenkatu 3
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petri Pennanen (Mr.)
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 187 616
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ann-Kristin Cederholm (Ms.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 194 715
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Despina Alatopoulou (Ms.)
BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 109 601
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Thiebaut (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 524 611
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
SAFETY AT SEA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 400
Address
St. Vincent Street, 2Nd Floor 280
G2 5RL Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kieran Dodworth (Dr.)
MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 531
Address
Commercial Road - Spring Place 105
SO15 1EG Southampton
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Scott (Mr.)
ROSEMOUNT TANK RADAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 5 250
Address
Po Box 13045
40251 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Edman (Mr.)