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Optimization of arrangements of Ro-Ro passenger ships with genetic algorithms

Boulougouris, Evangelos K. and Papanikolaou, Apostolos D. and Zaraphonitis, George (2004) Optimization of arrangements of Ro-Ro passenger ships with genetic algorithms. Ship Technology Research, 51 (3). pp. 99-105. ISSN 0937-7255

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A formal multi-objective optimization procedure based on genetic algorithms is applied for the internal compartmentation of Ro-Ro ferries. Attained Subdivision Index, lane meters and steel weight are considered as object functions. Case studies for a typical Ro-Ro ferry yield realistic results and show that the optimization procedure can handle realistic design problems.