Towards holistic performance-based conceptual design of Arctic cargo ships

Martin Bergström, Spyros Hirdaris, Osiris Valdez Banda, Pentti Kujala, Giles Thomas, K.L. Choy, P Stefenson, K Nordby, Zhiyuan Li, Jonas Ringsberg, M Lundh

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We present an extension of an earlier presented framework for use in the conceptual design of Arctic cargo ships. To enable a holistic approach, the framework integrates a wide range of performance assessment tools and methods namely (a) Discrete Event Simulation (DES) based Monte Carlo simulations, (b) system thinking, and (c) empirical data analysis. The thinking behind the framework is demonstrated by discussing how it could be applied to assess the design impact of four specific technologies: (1)a ‘Biomimetic anti-icing coating’, (2) a ‘Safe Arctic bridge’ using augmented reality (AR) technology for improved situation awareness,(3) a ‘Arctic voyage planning tool’ using Big data analysis, and (4) the use of low flash point fuels’ in the Arctic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Marine Design Conference
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-351-01004-7, 978-0-429-44053-3, 978-0-429-44051-9
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Marine Design Conference - Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 201814 Jun 2018
Conference number: 13


ConferenceInternational Marine Design Conference
Abbreviated titleIMDC
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    Bergström, M., Hirdaris, S., Valdez Banda, O., Kujala, P., Thomas, G., Choy, K. L., Stefenson, P., Nordby, K., Li, Z., Ringsberg, J., & Lundh, M. (2018). Towards holistic performance-based conceptual design of Arctic cargo ships. In 13th International Marine Design Conference (pp. 831-839)