Life-cycle risk (damage stability) management of passenger ships

Vassalos, Dracos and Bi, Yu (2015) Life-cycle risk (damage stability) management of passenger ships. In: 12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB 2015), 2015-06-14 - 2015-06-19, University of Strathclyde.

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    Abstract

    Inadequate damage stability, the Achilles heel of passenger ships, has been a critical research objective that industry and academia delved to improve every time following accidents with passenger ships. Most achievements focused on design phase, either for the new-made regulations or rather novel pro-active methodology of risk-based design, which ignored thousands of existing ships and wasted state-of-art knowledge on damage stability. Considering this situation, a framework of life-cycle risk (damage stability) management of passenger ship and its related damage stability verification framework were introduced and established in this paper.