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.
|Title of host publication||Marine Design 2014|
|Publisher||Royal Institution of Naval Architects|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Marine Design - Coventry, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Sep 2014 → 4 Sep 2014
|Period||3/09/14 → 4/09/14|