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Multi-objective optimisation of a floating LNG terminal

Boulougouris, Evangelos and Papanikolaou, A. (2008) Multi-objective optimisation of a floating LNG terminal. Ocean Engineering, 35 (8-9). 787–811. ISSN 0029-8018

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The paper presents a comprehensive multi-objective hydrodynamic optimisation procedure and its application to the early design of a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal for improved seakeeping and wave attenuation characteristics on its lee side. Genetic algorithms are used to find the Pareto optima designs followed by multi-objective decision making procedures to select the optimum design among them. The paper addresses the definition of the relevant optimisation problem and the set-up and interface of relevant software tools, presents results of systematic studies with respect to the minimisation of the motion responses and wave elevation on the leeward