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Crashworthy side structures for improved collision damage survivability of coasters and medium sized roro cargo ships (CRASHCOASTER)

Objective

From the 1st of June 1998 onwards, newly built ships having a length of between 80 and 100 meters must have a substantial probability of survival when struck by another ship (IMO resolution A.684(17)). Conventional design measures for realising the required survivabilility will put substantial operational restrictions on vessels in this category. Moreover one measure, i.e. increased GM, decreases the safety of the ship in normal operation. In current design and legislative practice, the resistance of a side structure against collision (crashworthiness) is ignored as a design parameter. Hence, the project aims at exploiting the crashworthiness of the side structures so that, at least partially, conventional measures can be avoided without impairing the attained survivability of the examined vessels.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Address
Lange Kleiweg 5
2600 AD Rijswijk
Netherlands

Participants (13)

ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Avenue Bourdelle
44608 Saint-nazaire
BODEWES SCHEEPSWERF VOLHARDING FOXHOL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
14,Scheepswervenweg 14, Foxhol
9600 AB Hoogezand
BREMAN MACHINERY BV
Netherlands
Address
Sasdijk, 20
8280 AC Genemuiden
BUREAU VERITAS S.A.
France
Address
17 Bis,place Des Reflets 17 Bis, Paris La Defense 2
92400 Courbevoie
ESTALEIROS NAVAIS DE VIANA DO CASTEO S .A.
Portugal
Address
37,Avenida Do Restelo 37
1400 Lisboa
FLENSBURGER SCHIFFSBAU-GESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
52,Batteriestraße 52
24939 Flensburg
GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG
Germany
Address
Vorsetzen 32
20459 Hamburg
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa
PRINCIPIA MARINE S.A.
France
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Building 101E
2800 Lyngby
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
Address
2,Mekelweg 2
2628 CD Delft
UNITED EUROPEAN CAR CARRIERS NORWAY A.S.
Norway
Address
Hasseldalen
4892 Grimstad
WAGENBORG SHIPPING B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Markstraat, 10
9930 AA Delfzijl