A Holistic Approach to Ship Design

Volume 1: Optimisation of Ship Design and Operation for Life Cycle

  • Apostolos Papanikolaou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Jochen Marzi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Apostolos Papanikolaou
    Pages 9-42
  4. Antti Yrjänäinen, Trond Johnsen, Jon S. Dæhlen, Holger Kramer, Reinhard Monden
    Pages 75-121
  5. Romain Le Néna, Alan Guégan, Benoit Rafine
    Pages 123-138
  6. Jochen Marzi, Riccardo Broglia
    Pages 139-207
  7. George Zaraphonitis, Timoleon Plessas, Andreas Kraus, Hans Gudenschwager, Gregor Schellenberger
    Pages 209-245
  8. Philippe Rigo, Jean-David Caprace, Zbigniew Sekulski, Abbas Bayatfar, Sara Echeverry
    Pages 295-327
  9. Stein Ove Erikstad
    Pages 329-356
  10. Vincent Le Diagon, Ningxiang Li, Loïc Klein, Philippe Corrignan
    Pages 357-381
  11. Matteo Maggioncalda, Paola Gualeni, Chiara Notaro, Carlo Cau, Markos Bonazountas, Spyridon Stamatis
    Pages 383-412
  12. Sverre Torben, Martijn de Jongh, Kristian Eikeland Holmefjord, Bjørnar Vik
    Pages 413-431
  13. George Dimopoulos, Chara Georgopoulou, Jason Stefanatos
    Pages 433-464
  14. Maarten Flikkema, Martin van Hees, Timo Verwoest, Arno Bons
    Pages 465-485
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 487-490

About this book


This book introduces a holistic approach to ship design and its optimisation for life-cycle operation. It deals with the scientific background of the adopted approach and the associated synthesis model, which follows modern computer aided engineering (CAE) procedures. It integrates techno-economic databases, calculation and multi-objective optimisation modules and s/w tools with a well-established Computer-Aided Design (CAD) platform, along with a Virtual Vessel Framework (VVF), which will allow virtual testing before the building phase of a new vessel. The resulting graphic user interface (GUI) and information exchange systems enable the exploration of the huge design space to a much larger extent and in less time than is currently possible, thus leading to new insights and promising new design alternatives. The book not only covers the various stages of the design of the main ship system, but also addresses relevant major onboard systems/components in terms of life-cycle performance to offer readers a better understanding of suitable outfitting details, which is a key aspect when it comes the outfitting-intensive products of international shipyards. The book disseminates results of the EU funded Horizon 2020 project HOLISHIP (


HOLISHIP Project CAD Ship Design Holistic Ship Design Optimization Multi-objective Optimisation Life Cycle Economics Virtual Demonstrators Virtual Vessel Framework

Editors and affiliations

  • Apostolos Papanikolaou
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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