Vessel energy efficiency uncertainty optimization analysis in ice zone considering interval parameters

Searching for the optimal engine speed to reduce the Energy Efficiency Operation Index (EEOI), which is an important design guide for vessels in operation, is a significant way to achieve intelligent navigation control, aiming for energy savings and emission reduction. Due to high uncertainty in the ice environment, optimization and analysis that consider uncertainty are necessary for the energy efficiency design of vessels sailing in this kind of zone. Vessels in ice areas are affected by the impact of ice loads and water velocity during navigation, which can be described by interval numbers for their simple meaning and clear boundary. This research concerns uncertainty of ice loads and water velocity in both single and multiple segments in the vessel speed optimization design process. Random statistics distribution models of the involved factors are then introduced into the interval optimization system, whose randomness is analysed. A series of cases is tested, using different interval radiuses and algorithms and other configuration parameters to analyse the influence of uncertainty. The results of optimization, with about 15% reduce of EEOI, and analysis can provide feasible guidance for vessel energy efficiency design, taking into account the uncertainty of the actual environment.


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  • Accession Number: 01772597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 25 2021 4:21PM