An Integrated Methodology for the Design of Ro-Ro Passenger Ships

  • Apostolos Papanikolaou, George Zaraphonitis, Sotiris Skoupas, Evangelos Boulougouris
  • Ship Technology Research, January 2010, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1179/str.2010.57.1.003

Optimization of Passenger Ships by modern software tools

What is it about?

The paper provides a brief introduction to the holistic approach to ship design, defines the generic ship design optimization problem and demonstrates its solution on the basis of a multi-objective optimization of a RoPax vessel. The paper is in line with a series of other papers with various application examples by the same authors.Holistic approach to ship design and multi-objective ship design optimization by integration of a variety of software tools on a common platform.

Why is it important?

unique example of multi-objective optimization of ship design of a complex type of vessel, namely a passenger ship


Professor Apostolos Papanikolaou
National Technical University of Athens

The must must be considered in line with a series of other papers of the same research team on the parametric optimization of various types of ships by integration of important naval architectural software tools on a common design platform.

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