National Technical University of Athens – Ship Design Laboratory
Description: Since its foundation in 1989, NTUA-SDL is continuously conducting advanced research on ship design, ship safety and software development for the hydrodynamic analysis and assessment of performance and safety of ships and marine structures. Research activities in NTUA-SDL include: Ship design and optimisation, advanced marine vehicles, survivability of ships, regulations on ship stability, manoeuvrability and maritime safety, formal safety assessment of ship design and operation, marine accidents analysis, risk-based ship design, technoeconomic ship databases, marine accidents databases, applications of artificial intelligence and virtual reality techniques to ship design and life-cycle modelling, computer-aided geometric modelling, solid modelling and applications to shipbuilding.
Main tasks: NTUA-SDL as the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall administration and technical management of the project. In addition it will lead WP5 (Adaptation/Integration of Tools – Multi- objective Optimization Platform) and will also participate in other tasks of the project with the exception of WP3.
Professor Apostolos Papanikolaou, Director of SDL, is chairman of the Exec. Committee of the International Marine Design Conference (IMDC), member of the ISSC Loads committee, former member of the ITTC Specialist Committee on Stability in Waves, member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB). He is/was technical advisor of the Union of Greek Shipowners for Passenger Shipping, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and other IMO flag states. He has some 480 scientific publications and was awarded various prizes, among the most prestigious ‘Dr. K. Davidson’ medal for ‘outstanding achievements in ship research’ (SNAME, Seattle 2010). Assoc. Prof. George Zaraphonitis is teaching Ship Design at NTUA. His research interests include ship design and optimization, ship safety, design of advanced marine vessels, ship hydrodynamics. Dr. Shukui Liu is senior researcher of NTUA-SDL with PhD on ‘Nonlinear Time Domain Simulation of Ship Motions in Waves’. Dr. Eleftheria Eliopoulou is senior researcher of NTUA-SDL with PhD on ‘Probabilistic Approaches to Ship’s Damage Stability’.