STAB 2012
11th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles

Athens 2012

Maciej Pawłowski, Dagmara Głowacka
Polski Rejestr Statków S.A., Gdańsk, Politechnika Gdańska


Developing the p-factor for grounding

The paper provides alternative formulations for the probability of flooding a compartment due to grounding (the p factor) embedded in the GOALDS database on grounding damage. The original GOALDS formulations employ rational functions for damage distributions, whereas the alternative ones are based on exponential or triangular distributions. This made it possible to arrive at a closed form for the p-factor.