Retrofitting the Superstructure of a Large Passenger Ship Using Composites – A Demonstration

Vasileios Karatzas, Niels Hjørnet, Christian Berggreen, Jørgen Juncher Jensen

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Abstract

In this work, the superstructure of a RoPax ferry has been redesigned using composite materials and the new design has been compared to the existing steel superstructure from a structural perspective. To this end, FE models have been developed and the superstructures have been subjected to loading conditions as prescribed from the regulations. Additionally, the effects that the composite superstructure has on the weight of the ship have been calculated. Results indicate that there is a large potential for retrofitting and building new passenger ships with composite superstructures as long as the design procedure and its acceptance by the regulatory bodies are simplified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20)
Number of pages6
PublisherICCM20 Secretariat
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20) - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 201524 Jul 2015
Conference number: 20

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20)
Number20
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/201524/07/2015

Keywords

  • Composite materials
  • FE analysis
  • Passenger Ship
  • Superstructure

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Karatzas, V., Hjørnet, N., Berggreen, C., & Jensen, J. J. (2015). Retrofitting the Superstructure of a Large Passenger Ship Using Composites – A Demonstration. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20) ICCM20 Secretariat.
Karatzas, Vasileios ; Hjørnet, Niels ; Berggreen, Christian ; Jensen, Jørgen Juncher. / Retrofitting the Superstructure of a Large Passenger Ship Using Composites – A Demonstration. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20). ICCM20 Secretariat, 2015.
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Karatzas, V, Hjørnet, N, Berggreen, C & Jensen, JJ 2015, Retrofitting the Superstructure of a Large Passenger Ship Using Composites – A Demonstration. in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20). ICCM20 Secretariat, 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20), Copenhagen, Denmark, 19/07/2015.

Retrofitting the Superstructure of a Large Passenger Ship Using Composites – A Demonstration. / Karatzas, Vasileios; Hjørnet, Niels; Berggreen, Christian; Jensen, Jørgen Juncher.

Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20). ICCM20 Secretariat, 2015.

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Karatzas V, Hjørnet N, Berggreen C, Jensen JJ. Retrofitting the Superstructure of a Large Passenger Ship Using Composites – A Demonstration. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20). ICCM20 Secretariat. 2015