A computer program for lifecycle flooding risk assessment according to the FLARE Framework process

Michalec, Romain and Mauro, Francesco and Paterson, Donald and Mughadar Palliparambil, Mujeeb Ahmed and Boulougouris, Evangelos and Vassalos, Dracos (2021) A computer program for lifecycle flooding risk assessment according to the FLARE Framework process. In: 1st International Conference on the Stability and Safety of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, 2021-06-07 - 2021-06-11, Online.

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We present a computer program designed to assist and guide its user through the process of conducting a comprehensive and quantitative assessment of ship vulnerability to flooding, with consideration to the full lifecycle of the ship, that is to say from its design phase to its operational phase to the emergency response phase. The program implements a flooding risk assessment process known as the FLARE Framework, which is described in another paper at this conference. This paper covers installation and usage of the program, with a focus on its input and on the flow of information between it and the external assessment programs it works with. We describe the expected ship geometry input and damage information input, explain the different calculation stages, and show how to import, display, filter, and plot the results of those stages to gain insights into the survivability of a particular ship design. This demonstrates the FLARE Framework process in a concrete manner, and shows that by using the software to follow the process, the user conducts a comprehensive and quantitative evaluation of ship design on the basis of flooding risk.