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      AN OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR PRELIMINARY STABILITY AND CONFIGURATION ANALYSES OF SEMI-SUBMERSIBLES

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      International Journal of Maritime Engineering
      University of Buckingham Press

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          In the modern era of design governed by economics and efficiency, the preliminary design of a semi-submersible is critically important because in an evolutionary design environment new designs evolve from the basic preliminary designs and the basic dimensions and configurations affect almost all the parameters related to the economics and efficiency (e.g. hydrodynamic response, stability, deck load and structural steel weight of the structure, etc.). The present paper is focused on exploring an optimum design method that aims not only at optimum motion characteristics but also optimum stability, manufacturing and operational efficiency. Our proposed method determines the most preferable optimum principal dimensions of a semi-submersible that satisfies the desired requirements for motion performance and stability at the preliminary stage of design. Our proposed design approach interlinks the mathematical design model with the global optimization techniques and this paper presents the preliminary design approach, the mathematical model of optimization. Finally, a real world design example of a semi-submersible is presented to show the applicability and efficiency of the proposed design optimization model at the preliminary stage of design.

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          Journal
          International Journal of Maritime Engineering
          IJME
          University of Buckingham Press
          1479-8751
          1479-8751
          December 13 2021
          December 13 2021
          : 159
          : A3
          Article
          10.5750/ijme.v159iA3.1028
          dc6d3f46-2055-4071-9671-8cf385e2cc0f
          © 2021
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          General engineering,Engineering,Civil engineering,Mechanical engineering
          General engineering, Engineering, Civil engineering, Mechanical engineering

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