Development of a SIMSMART Based, Progressive Flooding Design Tool
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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While the Navy addresses the effects of progressive flooding in its design requirements, its limits for damaged stability are the results of World War II damage analysis and are evaluated under static conditions, without regard for shipboard damage control systems. This thesis develops a program which utilizes the SIMSMART flow analysis program in tandem with naval architecture analysis in Microsoft Excel, to simulate progressive flooding of a ship based on the varying specifics of a given scenario. This program can be used to aid designers in dynamic simulation of the flooding process not only to determine the adequacy of dewatering equipment, but also to establish a timeline, including naval architecture parameters, throughout the process.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Marine Engineering