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Optimising Vessel Layout Using Human Factors Simulation

  • Steven J. Deere
  • Edwin R. Galea
  • Peter J. Lawrence
Conference paper

Summary

Evaluating ship layout for human factors (HF) issues using simulation software such as maritimeEXODUS can be a long and complex process. The analysis requires the identification of relevant evaluation scenarios; encompassing evacuation and normal operations; the development of appropriate measures which can be used to gauge the performance of crew and vessel and finally; the interpretation of considerable simulation data. In this paper we present a systematic and transparent methodology for assessing the HF performance of ship design which is both discriminating and diagnostic.

Keywords

International Maritime Organisation Response Time Distribution Evaluation Scenario Vessel Performance Ship Design 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven J. Deere
    • 1
  • Edwin R. Galea
    • 1
  • Peter J. Lawrence
    • 1
  1. 1.Fire Safety Engineering GroupUniversity of GreenwichLondonUK

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