Parametric design and optimisation of high-speed Ro-Ro Passenger ships

Author(s): 
Sotiris Skoupas (Lloyd’s Register), George Zaraphonitis (National Technical University of Athens)

An integrated methodology for the parametric design and optimization, carried out in modeFRONTIER, of high-speed Ro-Ro Passenger vessels of both mono- and twin-hull configuration is presented. The hull form and internal layout are elaborated automatically in the NAPA® software environment enabling the multi-objective optimization of design alternatives with respect to installed propulsive power, transport capacity and economic viability, while considering all major design constraints, including intact and damage stability.