Damaged Ship III
25-26 March 2015, RINA HQ, London, UK
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Recent incidents at sea have shown that investigations and understanding of the behaviour of damaged ships are as important as ever. Significant process has been made over the last 10 years but there still remain numerous scientific and practical challenges.
After any major accident it is imperative to rapidly quantify the damage, assess damage stability and the residual strength of a vessel. Damage stability appraisal must also consider the likelihood of progressive flooding, the effect of the mass and motion of flood water within the vessel, capsizing probability and effect of waves on stability. There is a need to consider both the global strength capability of the ship structure and the local residual strength of damaged and buckled plating and the effect of flooding on internal structure.
Following on from the successes of two previous RINA Damaged Ship conferences; this event will focus on the assessment and analysis of stability, strength, sea worthiness of a ship damaged by collision, grounding, structural failure, fire or explosion. It will also consider procedures to minimise risks for passengers, crew, ship, and environment and to develop safe countermeasures including sequences for transferring crew, offloading cargo, and ballast water, for salvage operations.
Keynote: DAMAGE STABILITY OF OLD SHIPS THE FORGOTTEN TERRITORY, Dracos Vassalos, University of Strathclyde, UK
Selected papers include:
- PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT PROCESS USING DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM INITIAL DAMAGE STABILITY ASSESSMENT AND VERIFICATION BASED ON EXISTING AND PROPOSALS FOR FUTURE DAMAGE STABILITY REGULATION, Jóannes Gullaksen , JG Maritime Engineering Ltd
- CURRENT AND POSSIBLE FUTURE INTACT AND DAMAGE STABILITY REGULATIONS AND VERIFICATION TOOLS FOR PASSENGER SHIPS, Keith W Hutchinson, Babcock Int., UK, Andrew L Scott, MCA, UK
- THE NEXT STEP FOR DAMAGE STABILITY CALCULATIONS, R Perez, J.A. Muñoz, SENER, Ingenieria y Sistemas, Spain
- ON THE STABILITY OF FAST FERRY IN DAMAGE SCENARIOS, M. Acanfora, Aalto University, Espoo Finland, F. De Luca, Federico II, Naples Italy
- ASSESSMENT OF THE RESIDUAL HULL GIRDER ULTIMATE STRENGTH OF DAMAGED VESSELS SUBJECTED TO VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL BENDING USING NON-LINEAR FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, Martin Petricic and Eric VanDerHorn, ABS, USA
- LLOYD’S REGISTER SHIP EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICE (SERS): CASUALTY RESPONSE - INITIAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND VERIFICATION, David Prentice, Lloyds Register, UK
Registration and Payment
|Registration Fee (Inc VAT)||By 26/02/2015||After 26/02/2015|
|RINA members||£625+VAT = £750||£725+VAT = £870|
|Non-members||£725+VAT = £870||£825+VAT = £990|
|Concessions (retired/students, etc)||£310+VAT = £372||£310+VAT = £372|
|Principcal Author||£125+VAT = £150||£125+VAT = £150|
|Additional Author||£625+VAT = £750||£625+VAT = £750|
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The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.
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Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.
The conference will be held at the RINA HQ, 8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA.
The nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment
Conference delegates may take advantage of the Institution’s membership of Club Quarters to stay at its Trafalgar Square Hotel, situated at 8 Northumberland Avenue less than one minute’s walk from RINA Headquarters.
The Institution’s membership provides a fixed lowest rate of £159 per room which is always available to conference delegates, regardless of the varying higher rates throughout the year for non members. An even lower rate is available only for conference delegates at weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and holidays (£69).
Other benefits include access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments, WiFi and unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, and a Rewards Programme offering a “Night on the House” after just one stay.
Conference delegates may find details of the facilities offered by Club Quarters Trafalgar Square or book online at http://clubquarters.com/royal-institution-naval-architects using the login “RINA” (without the quotes) on their first visit and selecting Trafalgar Square from the choice of hotels.
Conference delegates who wish to take advantage of the lower rate at weekends, which is not shown online, should contact ClubQuarters at +44 (0)20 7451 5800
Delegates of past conferences who may be visiting London on business or pleasure may continue to use the Institution’s membership of ClubQuarters and enjoy the benefits.
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Attendance at the Damaged Ship III conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate