Injury prediction modelling in the ga design of a trimaran high speed Cruise Logistics Ferry (CLF)

M. Orlowski, C. Bastien, S. McCartan

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Crash in high speed vessels has more in common with automotive accidents that those of slower larger vessels. Based on the crash simulation results of the Cruise Logistics Ferry (CLF) with a harbour structure the safety assessment of the CLF passenger was performed. The studies involved the prediction of the occupant injuries and likelihood of trauma for selected positions within the cabin. The work involved reviewing and implementing established crash modelling and occupant simulation methodologies from the automotive sector. The study showed that a 40knot vessel impact could be injurious to the occupants and that some position could be proposed to reduce fatal injuries. The results of this investigation can be used further in the development process of the cabin design of the CLF as well as the introduction of emergency bracing procedure in the event of an unavoidable vessel collision
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Marine Design 2015
PublisherRoyal Institution of Naval Architects
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-190902442-7
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015
EventMarine Design 2015 - London; United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20153 Sept 2015


ConferenceMarine Design 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographical note

The paper was given at the International Conference on Marine Design 2015; London; United Kingdom; 2 September 2015 through 3 September 2015


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