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Damage Survivability of Passenger Ships—Re-Engineering the Safety Factor

Brookes Bell Safety at Sea, 280 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RL, UK
Presently at Alpha Marine Services, 55 Kastoros Str., Piraeus 18545, Greece
The Ship Stability Research Centre (SSRC), University of Strathclyde, 100 Montrose Street Glasgow G4 0LZ, UK
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Academic Editor: Raphael Grzebieta
Received: 15 August 2015 / Revised: 25 January 2016 / Accepted: 29 January 2016 / Published: 19 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers)
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This paper presents a brief summary of the work carried out by SSRC and Brookes Bell Safety at Sea within the EC-funded project GOALDS on the development of a new formulation for assessing the survivability of damaged ships in waves. The proposed formula is meant to be an alternative or replacement to the s-factor in use within the current SOLAS regulations for probabilistic damage stability. The authors briefly discuss concerns related to the current survivability model and present the process of development that led to the re-engineered formulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Damage stability; probabilistic framework; survivability; s-factor Damage stability; probabilistic framework; survivability; s-factor

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Cichowicz, J.; Tsakalakis, N.; Vassalos, D.; Jasionowski, A. Damage Survivability of Passenger Ships—Re-Engineering the Safety Factor. Safety 2016, 2, 4.

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