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Time-based survival criteria for passenger ro-ro vessels

Jasionowski, Andrzej and Vassalos, Dracos and Guarin, Luis (2011) Time-based survival criteria for passenger ro-ro vessels. In: Contemporary Ideas on Ship Stability and Capsizing in Waves. Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications . Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 663-687. ISBN 9789400714816

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This paper outlines the study undertaken within the framework of research aiming to address the compound problem of the absolute time available for passenger evacuation on a damaged passenger/Ro-Ro vessel undergoing large scale flooding of car deck spaces. Deriving from extensive experimental information and utilising SEM principles, a methodology for predicting ship survival time is proposed that accounts for wave characteristics, water ingress/egress and vessel survivability. The progress achieved to date is discussed and aspects needing further investigation are highlighted.