1st Edition


Edited By Hervé Le Sourne, Carlos Guedes Soares Copyright 2024

    This book offers state-of-the-art developments in the collision and grounding of ship and offshore structures. The topics covered by the contributions include: dynamics of vessels in collision and grounding; collision and grounding in Arctic conditions; collision and grounding statistics and measures of the probability of incidents; risk assessment of collision and grounding; measures for reduction of collision and grounding, machine learning methods for the evaluation of probabilistic collision and grounding risk; new designs for improvement of structural resistance to collisions; analysis of ultimate strength of damaged ship structures; design of buffer bows to reduce collision consequences; innovative navigation systems for safer sea transportation, collision between ships and offshore structures; collision between ships and fixed or floating bridges, collision and grounding experiments; properties of materials under impact loadings; residual strength of damaged ships and offshore structures; hull girder response of ships under severe dynamic loadings. The book is aimed at naval architects, marine engineers and scientists.

    The ICCGS conferences aim to present state-of-the-art methods for analysis and design against collision and grounding of ships, collisions between ships and icebergs, offshore structures, bridges, submerged tunnels and waterfront structures. Previous conferences were held in: San Francisco, USA in 1996; Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001; Tokyo, Japan in 2004; Hamburg, Germany in 2007; Helsinki, Finland in 2010; Trondheim, Norway in 2013; Ulsan, South Korea in 2016, and Lisbon, Portugal in 2019.

    The Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering series is devoted to the publication of proceedings of peer-reviewed international conferences dealing with various aspects of ‘Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering’. The Series includes the proceedings of the following conferences: the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM) Conferences, the Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT) Conferences, the Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW) Conferences and the Maritime Technology (MARTECH) Conferences, and the Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures (ICCGS) conferences. The ‘Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering’ series is also open to new conferences that cover topics on the sustainable exploration and exploitation of marine resources in various fields, such as maritime transport and ports, usage of the ocean including coastal areas, nautical activities, the exploration and exploitation of mineral resources, the protection of the marine environment and its resources, and risk analysis, safety and reliability. The aim of the series is to stimulate advanced education and training through the wide dissemination of the results of scientific research.

      Traffic modelling

      Risk assessment of collision and grounding

      Collision avoidance

      Prediction and measures for reduction of collision and grounding

      Dynamics of vessels in collision and grounding

      Collision and grounding experiments

      Collision and grounding in Arctic conditions

      New designs for resistance to collisions and grounding

      Material Properties

      Ultimate strength of ship structures

      Hull girder response under severe dynamic loadings

      Collision between ships and offshore structures

      Collision between ships and fixed or floating bridges


      Carlos Guedes Soares is a Distinguished Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He received his Master and Ocean Engineer degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1976, his PhD degree from the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, in 1984, and his Doctor of Science degree from the Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1991. He is also the Scientific Coordinator of the Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering (CENTEC), a research centre of Instituto Superior Técnico that is recognized and funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He has supervised more than 75 PhD degree students and co-authored more than 900 journal papers. He has been involved in more than 60 international research projects and 20 national projects as well as the organisation of several International Conferences. He is a Fellow of SNAME, RINA, IMarEST, ASME and of the Portuguese Association of Engineers (Ordem dos Engenheiros) where he has held different responsibilities and duties for more than 30 years.

      Hervé Le Sourne is professor at Icam Engineering School (Nantes campus) and researcher at GeM Institute, a joint laboratory of the French national center for scientific research (CNRS). He is also the coordinator of the academic research over the international group of Icam Engineering Schools. As engineer in Scientific Computing and in Mechanical Engineering, he received his PhD degree from Centrale Nantes in 1998 and his habilitation to conduct research (HDR) in 2015 from Nantes University. Before joining Icam in 2008, he worked for 12 years in several French Navy shipyards and spent 9 years at the French Shipbuilding Research Institute. His research activity is mainly focused on structural dynamics and fluid structure interactions. More precisely, it aims at developing fast, and reliable tools based on meshless approaches to analyze the response of immersed structures subjected to dynamics loads (vibrations, collisions, grounding, and underwater explosions).