FAROS

Human Factors in Risk-Based Ship Design Methodology

 Coordinatore BROOKES BELL LLP 

 Organization address address: WATER STREET MARTINS BUILDING
city: LIVERPOOL
postcode: L2 3SX

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Colin
Cognome: Kershaw
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 151 236 0083

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://faros-project.eu
 Totale costo 3˙830˙314 €
 EC contributo 2˙794˙934 €
 Programma FP7-TRANSPORT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Transport (including Aeronautics)
 Code Call FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-10-01   -   2015-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BROOKES BELL LLP

 Organization address address: WATER STREET MARTINS BUILDING
city: LIVERPOOL
postcode: L2 3SX

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Colin
Cognome: Kershaw
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 151 236 0083

UK (LIVERPOOL) coordinator 473˙324.00
2    UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

 Organization address address: Richmond Street 16
city: GLASGOW
postcode: G1 1XQ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Gregory
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 141 548 2524
Fax: +44 141 552 4409

UK (GLASGOW) participant 290˙168.00
3    LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA

 Organization address address: FENCHURCH STREET 71
city: LONDON
postcode: EC3M 4BS

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Spyros
Cognome: Hirdaris
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 7423 1430

UK (LONDON) participant 274˙297.00
4    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Giles
Cognome: Machell
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 3108 31020
Fax: +44 7813 2849

UK (LONDON) participant 268˙113.00
5    AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO

 Organization address address: OTAKAARI 1
city: ESPOO
postcode: 2150

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Pentti
Cognome: Kujala
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 9 451 3484

FI (ESPOO) participant 232˙814.00
6    TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

 Organization address address: TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
city: ESPOO
postcode: 02044 VTT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Tapio
Cognome: Nyman
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 50 540 8546

FI (ESPOO) participant 217˙341.00
7    NAVAL ARCHITECTURE PROGRESS

 Organization address address: Kolokotroni 80
city: PEIRAIAS
postcode: 18535

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Vassilios
Cognome: Zagkas
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2104127655

EL (PEIRAIAS) participant 207˙940.00
8    "HOCHSCHULE WISMAR - FACHHOCHSCHULEFUR TECHNIK, WIRTSHAFT UND GESTALTUNG"

 Organization address address: PHILIPP MULLER STRASSE 14
city: WISMAR
postcode: 23966

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Knud
Cognome: Benedict
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 381 498 5801

DE (WISMAR) participant 199˙531.00
9    DEEP BLUE SRL

 Organization address address: VIA ENNIO QUIRINO VISCONTI 8
city: ROMA
postcode: 193

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Valentino
Cognome: Meduri
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 8555208
Fax: +39 06 8558988

IT (ROMA) participant 192˙840.00
10    ALFA MARIN TECHNIKH SYMVOULEYTIKH MELETON KAI ERGON EPE

 Organization address address: ODOS SKOUZE 26
city: PEIRAIAS
postcode: 18536

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Antonis
Cognome: Iordanidis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 4518717
Fax: +30 210 4283253

EL (PEIRAIAS) participant 171˙848.00
11    Fundacion para o Fomento da Calidade Industrial e o Desenvolvemento Tecnoloxico de Galicia

 Organization address address: PRAZA DE EUROPA 10 A 6B
city: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
postcode: 15707

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Carlos
Cognome: Sánchez Vecino
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 981337176
Fax: +34 981337171

ES (SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA) participant 158˙508.00
12    Tallink Grupp AS

 Organization address address: Sadama 5/7
city: Tallinn
postcode: 10111

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Tanel
Cognome: Hinno
Email: send email
Telefono: 3725030662

EE (Tallinn) participant 108˙210.00

Mappa


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deck    fire    faros    attributed    bridge    ships    improvements    global    collision    safety    then    affect    tanker    ship    performance    linking    ro    motions    pax    rules    crew    vibration    maritime    noise    human    influence    layout    accidents    models    error    errors    framework    risk    grounding    gdfs    virtual    quantification   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Up to 96% of maritime accidents (collision, grounding, fire, occupational accidents) are routinely attributed to human error. However, rather than assessing the ship performance in terms of global design factors such as ship motions and noise, the human element studies have primarily focused on local design features (e.g., bridge design) that are relatively easy to fix and tune towards required effects on the crew. From the formal point of view, the key element that has been missing and therefore preventing the integration of the human element into ship design projects is a comprehensive quantification of crew performance failure. Given the natural uncertainty of the maritime environment, such quantification must be probabilistic and therefore commensurate with safety-driven ship design methods such as the Risk-Based Design.

In project FAROS, the rationalised nature of the Risk-Based Design will be used to integrate the human element into the ship safety framework and deliver ship concepts (ro-pax and tanker) that are safe, economic and “green”. This will be achieved by (1) quantitatively linking global design factors to the crew performance failure modes (fatigue, gross and fine motor skills etc.) and (2) optimising multi-disciplinary ship performance using state-of-the-art tools, methods and empirical knowledge.

It is expected that the societal and personal risks on tanker and ro-pax ships can be reduced at least by 30%, provided recommended amendments to design rules are implemented and the developed ship design assessment framework, which takes into account the crew performance at sea, is used in daily ship design practice by parties relevant.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

The design of a ship can adversely affect human performance, which may lead to maritime accidents. An EU initiative is looking at how ship design contributes to human error.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Some of the errors attributed to the crew, both deck officers and engineers, are the result of such global design factors (GDFs) as motion, noise, vibration and deck layout.

The EU-funded project 'Human factors in risk-based ship design methodology' (http://www.faros-project.eu/ (FAROS)) is exploring the relationship between human performance failure and the design features of a ship. Building on previous projects, the overall goal is to demonstrate how human error aboard a ship can be mitigated by its design. The project specifically focuses on early design stages such as concept design, for drastic design modifications at this stage can still be cost effective.

During the first reporting period, the work began with analysis of state-of-the-art research in the GDF influence to crew performance and human error. Findings showed that noise, vibration and ship motions affect attention management capability, while the layout of the deck and the location and accessibility of equipment influence the efficiency and safety of performing various tasks by crew.

Researchers quantified risk contributions from such casualties as crew injury and death, ship-to-ship collision, grounding, and fire that affect the entire ship and hence all people onboard. Risk models were then developed linking GDFs to human performance and errors. The models were combined to create a comprehensive risk assessment framework to be used for passenger and cargo ships in a risk-based design process.

Virtual experiments were carried out in machinery spaces (simulated in virtual reality) and on bridge simulators to determine the conditions under which the crew is most likely to fail. These conditions were then compared to corresponding design rules and guidelines, looking for relevant deficiencies and loopholes.

With a better understanding of the causal link between ship design and human performance, FAROS will offer improvements to ship design process that will lead to safer ships. These improvements will also be helpful while developing more effective safety procedures and better work and living conditions on board.

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