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GOAL Based Damage Stability

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233876

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 644 685,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 951 883

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

Objective

The new probabilistic damage stability regulations for dry cargo and passenger ships (SOLAS 2009), which entered into force on January 1, 2009, represent a major step forward in achieving an improved safety standard through the rationalization and harmonization of damage stability requirements. There are, however, serious concerns regarding the adopted formulation for the calculation of the survival probability of ROPAX and mega cruise vessels; thus ultimately of the Attained and Required Subdivision Indices for passenger ships. Furthermore, present damage stability regulations account only for collision damages, despite the fact that accidents statistics, particularly of passenger ships, indicate the profound importance of grounding accidents.
The proposed research project addresses the above issues by:
Improving and extending the formulation introduced by MSC 216 (82) for the assessment of the probability of survival of ROPAX and mega cruise ships in damaged condition, based on extensive use of numerical simulations.
Performing comprehensive model testing to investigate the process of ship stability deterioration in damaged condition and to provide the required basis for the validation of the numerical simulation results.
Elaborating damage statistics and probability functions for the damage location, length, breadth and penetration in case of a collision / grounding accident, based on a thorough review of available information regarding these accidents over the past 30-60 years worldwide.
Formulating a new probabilistic damage stability concept for ROPAX and cruise ships, incorporating collision and grounding damages, along with an improved method for calculation of the survival probability.
Establishing new risk-based damage stability requirements of ROPAX and cruise vessels based on a cost/benefit analysis to establish the highest level for the required subdivision index.
Investigating the impact of the new formulation for the probabilistic damage stability evaluation of passenger ships on the design and operational characteristics of a typical set of ROPAX and cruise vessel designs (case studies).
Preparing and submitting a summary of results and recommendations to IMO for consideration (end of project, year 2012).
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 523 400

Administrative Contact

Despina Alatopoulou (Ms.)

Participants (18)

Germanischer Lloyd AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 273 899

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 477 844

DNV GL SE

Germany

DNV GL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 278 915

SAFETY AT SEA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 209 542

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 75 152

HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 309 000

SCHIFFBAUTECHNISCHE VERSUCHSANSTALT IN WIEN GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 249 600

SOFARTSSTYRELSEN

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 96 005

MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 450

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 73 520

CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 52 663

FINCANTIERI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 64 070

MEYER WERFT GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 49 838

COLOR LINE MARINE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 39 725

CARNIVAL PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 24 320

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 16 480

MEYER TURKU OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 52 460

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233876

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 644 685,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 951 883

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

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