8th Canadian Marine Hydromechanics and Structures Conference, 16-17 October 2007, St. John's, NL
The capabilities of various marine evacuation systems have been investigated using systematic series of model experiments in a large test facility. Tests were done with a conventional davit-launched twin-falls lifeboat, a similar system with the addition of a flexible boom, and a free-fall lifeboat. The performance of each system was evaluated as a function of weather conditions, ranging from calm conditions to severe storms. The results of this experimental campaign can be used by designers, regulators and operators in their decisions concerning safety. In this paper, a simple application of some of the results is made in the context of a hypothetical case study to illustrate the utility of the experimental work.
8th Canadian Marine Hydromechanics and Structures Conference [Proceedings].