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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
9600 AB Hoogezand
8280 AC Genemuiden
2628 CD Delft
9930 AA Delfzijl