Early-stage design of novel vessels: How can we take a step forward?

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The aim of this paper is to discuss the challenges associated with the early-stage design of novel and reliable vessels, and discuss some of the expected benefits of the application of multi-fidelity models in addressing some of their early-stage design problems. Traditionally, early-stage design tools are computationally cheap, but lack in accuracy. However, for the design of novel vessels, these tools are not sufficient. The first part of the paper discusses the challenges associated with the design of novel vessels. The second part of the paper focuses on a literature review on the application of the multi-fidelity models to the design of complex engineering systems. Finally, the most promising methods are identified and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventSNAME 14th International Marine Design Conference, IMDC 2022 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 26 Jun 202230 Jun 2022


ConferenceSNAME 14th International Marine Design Conference, IMDC 2022

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  • Design Framework
  • Early-stage design
  • Multi-fidelity models
  • Novel vessels
  • Reliable vessels


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