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Probabilistic Framework for Onboard Fire-Safety

Objective

"The traditional fire safety regulations that apply to ship design have been widely described as inadequate in two ways. Firstly they do impose unnecessary and inapplicable constraints on novel designs. Secondly novel designs can have features that do not satisfy the premise of existing rules, thereby setting them free from fire safety rules by default, often leading to unsafe designs. In order to remedy this problem the proposed project ""FIREPROOF"" would develop a very universally applicable regulatory framework for maritime fire safety based on probabilistic models and numerical models of ignition, growth and impact of fires. The framework would be quite similar in principle to the well established probabilistic damage stability regulation. The methodology of the proposed fire safety regulation is summarized as follows: The methodology would consist of a mathematical model that would generate instances of fire scenarios according to the correct probability distribution of the elements of the scenario. It would also consist of numerical models to assess the consequence of the scenarios so generated. For any given ship - traditional or novel, a large number of scenarios would be generated and their consequences assessed, and the results would be aggregated to give rise to fire risk metrics. Constraints based on such risk metrics would serve as statutory regulations that would be completely applicable to novel and unprecedented designs. It would offer the designer greater freedom on the design while enforcing a greater level of safety."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 739 500
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)

Participants (12)

BMT GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 352 400
Address
Goodrich House Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Aloy (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 361 920
Address
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
SE10 9LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Wallace (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 265 040
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kostas Spyrou (Prof.)
FORSCHUNGSVEREINIGUNG SCHIFFBAU UNDMEERESTECHNIK E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 183 200,80
Address
Steinhoft 11
20459 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Roland (Dr.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 207 640
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kent Lee (Mr.)
BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 204 700
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Thiebaut (Ms.)
INDIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING
India
EU contribution
€ 182 399,35
Address
Adi Shankracharya Marg. Powai 52A
400072 Mumbai
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
B. V. Nargundkar (Mr.)
COLOR LINE MARINE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Leif Weldingsvei 6
3202 Sandefjord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Helge Pile (Mr.)
CARNIVAL PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 780
Address
100 Harbour Parade Carnival House
SO15 1ST Southampton Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Strang (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 291 970,25
Address
Taguspark Avenida Professor Dr Cavaco Silva 33 Talaide
2740 120 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joao Paulo Duarte (Mr.)
ABS Corporate
United States
Address
Northchase Drive Houston 16855
TX 77060 Houston, Texas
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Roger Basu (Dr.)
MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 449,60
Address
Commercial Road - Spring Place 105
SO15 1EG Southampton
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Allen (Mr.)