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Predicting the performance of passenger ships using computer simulation

Predicting the performance of passenger ships using computer simulation

Galea, Edwin ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665 , Filippidis, Lazaros ORCID: 0000-0002-1852-0042 , Gwynne, Steve, Lawrence, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-0269-0231 and Blackshields, Darren ORCID: 0000-0001-8940-0024 (2003) Predicting the performance of passenger ships using computer simulation. In: Fire Safety and Survivability, Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel Symposium, 23-26 September 2002, Aalborg, Denmark.

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When designing a new passenger ship or naval vessel or modifying an existing design, how do we ensure that the proposed design is safe from an evacuation point of view? In the wake of major maritime disasters such as the Herald of Free Enterprise and the Estonia and in light of the growth in the numbers of high density, high-speed ferries and large capacity cruise ships, issues concerned with the evacuation of passengers and crew at sea are receiving renewed interest. In the maritime industry, ship evacuation models are now recognised by IMO through the publication of the Interim Guidelines for Evacuation Analysis of New and Existing Passenger Ships including Ro-Ro. This approach offers the promise to quickly and efficiently bring evacuation considerations into the design phase, while the ship is "on the drawing board" as well as reviewing and optimising the evacuation provision of the existing fleet. Other applications of this technology include the optimisation of operating procedures for civil and naval vessels such as determining the optimal location of a feature such as a casino, organising major passenger movement events such as boarding/disembarkation or restaurant/theatre changes, determining lean manning requirements, location and number of damage control parties, etc. This paper describes the development of the maritimeEXODUS evacuation model which is fully compliant with IMO requirements and briefly presents an example application to a large passenger ferry.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: RTO-MP-092, (AVT-088), Paper 33.
Uncontrolled Keywords: evacuation modelling, passenger ships, computer simulation, ship evacuation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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