Scientific Areas

The main scientific areas of the NTUA Ship Design Laboratory address the following subjects:

• Conceptual Ship Design and Optimisation
• Concepts of Advanced Marine Vehicles (mono- and multi-hulls)
• Development of techno- economic ship data and ship accident databases

• Computer Aided Ship Design (CASD)
   -Applications of Virtual Reality Techniques to ship design and life-cycle modelling
   -Applications of Computer-Aided Geometric Modelling (CAGD)
   -Curve and surface design & applications to shipbuilding and automotive industries
   -Solid modelling and applications to shipbuilding

• Development of software tools for ship design and operation
   -Conceptual ship design optimisation
   -Hull form development
   -Resistance and Powering
   -Applied Ship Hydrodynamics

• Ιntact and Damage Assessment / Assessment of survivability
• Regulatory framework of ship stability, manoeuvrability and maritime safety
• Structural Response and Strength Assessment of Ship-like Structures: Serviceability Limit State (SLS), Ultimate      Limit State (ULS), Accidental Limit State (ALS)
   - Non-linear Structural Response

• Ship stability
• Development of rational design/operation criteria for ship safety and controllability of ships in waves and in           restricted waters
• Analysis of marine accidents (causes, consequences, risk analysis, response actions)
• Risk-based ship design
• Risk assessment techniques for communication and information exchange
• Techno-economic studies on ship design and operation 

• Techno-economic specifications and shipbuilding contract
• Investigation of Structural Response Under Extreme Loads
   - Simulation of Collisions and Groundings
   - Rule-based Structural Design and Verification


Ship Design Laboratory
School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
9, Heroon Polytechniou
15 773
Zografou - Athens


Phone 1: 0030 210 772 14 09
Phone 2: 0030 210 772 14 21
Fax: 0030 210 772 14 08


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