@article{Pawlowski_Laskowski_2017, author = {Pawlowski, M. and Laskowski, Andrzej}, title = {Effect of Watertight Subdivision on Subdivision Index for Medium Size Ro-Ro Passenger Ferries}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {11}, number = {3}, pages = {447-450}, year = {2017}, url = {./Article_Effect_of_Watertight_Subdivision_Pawlowski,43,745.html}, 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.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.11.03.08}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Vessel's Damage Consequences, Ro-Ro Passenger Ferries, SOLAS Convention, Subdivision Index, Watertight Subdivision, Medium Size Ro-Ro, Car Deck, Passenger Ferries} }