This study focuses on the structural response of the part of the superstructure of a RoPax ferry that has been redesigned using composite materials. The composite superstructure is presented and subsequently compared to the existing steel design considering different loading conditions by the use of FE modelling.Results indicate that it is not the structural response of the superstructure that inhibits the implementation of composites in the superstructures of large passenger ships but the complicated design procedure and the acceptance of such solutions by the regulatory bodies.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Lightweight Design of Marine Structures (limas 2015), 2015
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International Conference on Lightweight Design of Marine Structures (LIMAS 2015)