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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
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Effect of Watertight Subdivision on Subdivision Index for Medium Size Ro-Ro Passenger Ferries
1 Polish Register of Shipping, Gdańsk, Poland
ABSTRACT: Ro-pax vessels should fulfil the requirements of the current harmonised SOLAS Convention. The study analyses the effect of various ro-pax vessel subdivision arrangements on the subdivision index. A Polish ferry was chosen as a generic ship to perform the study. For illustration of damage survivability, the attained subdivision index A was calculated for a number of modified configurations. The arrangements included single and double sides above and below the car deck, with and without a double buoyant car deck. The conclusions of the study can be used in the design of new ro-pax vessels.
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Citation note:
Pawłowski M., Laskowski A.: Effect of Watertight Subdivision on Subdivision Index for Medium Size Ro-Ro Passenger Ferries. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 11, No. 3, doi:10.12716/1001.11.03.08, pp. 447-450, 2017

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