Crash Compatibility In The Design of a Trimaran High Speed Cruise Logistics Ferry (CLF)

C. Bastien, Sean McCartan, O. Grimes, D. Boote, T. Colaianni, T. Pais

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    Crash in high speed vessels has more in common with automotive accidents that those of slower larger vessels. A computer simulation model was developed to predict the structural damage and the injuries to ship crew and passengers, in the event of a 40knot crash of the CLF with a harbour structure. The work involved reviewing and implementing established crash modelling and occupant simulation methodologies from the automotive sector. In terms of an injury prediction model, standing occupant models were used to simulated injuries and trauma at selected positions in the ship. The results will be used to inform a GA development process to improve evacuation and propose innovative active safety technology, to mitigate the risk of fatalities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMarine Design 2014
    PublisherRoyal Institution of Naval Architects
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventMarine Design - Coventry, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Sept 20144 Sept 2014


    ConferenceMarine Design
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

    Bibliographical note

    This paper was given at the Marine Design conference, 3-4 September 2014, Coventry, UK


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