Author(s): Jon S. Dæhlen, Endre Sandvik, Agathe I. Rialland, Benjamin Lagemann
Journal/conference: COMPIT’21 - 20th Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries
Date: 08.08.2021

A Method for Evaluating Ship Concepts in Realistic Operational Scenarios using Agent-based Discrete-Event Simulation

Conference paper presented by J. Dæhlen at the 20th Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, Mülheim, 8-9 August 2021


Meeting IMO’s greenhouse gas ambitions generates need for designing low- and zero-emission ships within the maritime industry. Evaluating proposed conceptual ship systems in terms of energy efficiency, exhaust emissions and operability is a task of great complexity, even more under realistic operational profiles and weather conditions. This paper presents a simulation method developed for evaluating a ship concept across several years of realistic operation. The method allows for a user-defined operational scenario and simulates numeric hull, propulsor and machinery models based on agent-based discrete-event simulation in historic oceanographic data. A use case for a tanker is presented, demonstrating how the method, implemented through a simulation software, helps the naval architect in navigating among the various technologies available, being able to assess an early system design in a scenario spanning several years.


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