The overall goal of this thesis is to develop rational procedures for
analysis of ship collisions, addressing all types of ships and damage
scenarios. The procedure ends up giving methods for both deterministic
and probabilistic analyses of damages to vessels. The vessels of today
have a built-in passive safety based mainly on the damage stability
regulations, which either build on traditional deterministic methods or
on the more modern probabilistic approach. In the usual deterministic
procedure, all relevant one- or two-compartment damages must be analysed
in order to verify compliance with the requirements in the regulations.
This may be reasonable for ships with a standard compartmentation;
however, this may lead to either too unsafe/conservative ship designs.
The way out of this dilemma may be the probabilistic approach, where all
possible damages are weighed and considered with regard to