Partner 13: NTUA - National Technical University of Athens – Ship Design Laboratory
Since its foundation in 1989, the Ship Design Laboratory of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA-SDL),
is continuously working on the development of innovative design concepts and design methodologies, as well as on relevant computer-aided
tools for the design, hydrodynamic analysis and assessment of the operational performance and safety of ships and marine structures in general. NTUA-SDL has a long-standing
proven record of national and international collaborative research with the European maritime and shipbuilding industry, other universities, research
establishments and governmental authorities. NTUA-SDL has participated in 45 successfully completed EU and nationally funded research projects (currently running 2,
on-going 1). Research activities of NTUA-SDL address the following scientific areas: Ship design and multi-criteria optimisation, development of Advanced
Marine Vehicles concepts (mono- and multihulls), development of techno-economic ship databases, development of marine accidents databases, Computer Aided Ship Design
(CASD), applications of artificial intelligence to ship design, applications of Virtual Reality Techniques to ship design and life-cycle modelling,
applications of Computer-Aided Geometric Modelling (CAGD), development of software tools for ship design and operation, assessment of survivability of merchant and naval
ships, regulations of ship stability, manoeuvrability and maritime safety, support of national and international (IMO, EU) regulatory authorities,
Formal Safety Assessment of ship design and operation, development of rational design/operation criteria for ship safety and controllability of ships in waves and in
restricted waters, analysis of marine accidents, Riskbased ship design, techno-economic studies related to ship design and operation, techno-economic
specifications and shipbuilding contract, Logistics based ship design.
Apostolos D. Papanikolaou is Professor of Ship Design, Director of the Ship Design Laboratory and Head of the Division of Ship Design and Maritime Transport of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Greece. His past educational, research and professional work covers a large variety of themes from Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. He headed and is in charge of a series of national and international funded research projects dealing with ship design, applied hydrodynamics and safety assessment of ships and floating structures. He received international prize awards for his work in innovative ship design and safety assessment.
Dr Evangelos K. Boulougouris is a naval architect and marine engineer, graduated from NTUA, working as post-doctoral senior researcher at NTUA-SDL. His past educational, research and professional work covers a wide variety of themes from Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. He has participated in a series of national and international funded research projects dealing with ship design, survivability, design optimization, evacuation modeling and simulation, hydrodynamics of ships and floating structures and susceptibility of warships. He has received national and international prize awards for his work in innovative ship design and safety assessment respectively.
Dr Dimitris Spanos is a naval architect and marine engineer, graduated from NTUA, working as post-doctoral senior researcher at NTUA-SDL. He is developer of numerical models and computer codes for the prediction of ships’ behaviour at sea, both in intact and damaged conditions, which are employed in the investigation of the dynamic stability, the design verification and the operability assessment of ships and floating structures. The ultimate motivation of his work is the full representation of the ship in the computer environment and her investigation for realistic conditions and complex phenomena. His work has been extensively published in international conference and journal papers. During his long term collaboration with the Ship Design Laboratory of NTUA, he was involved in several national and E.U. funded research projects, which were in close relation to his scientific interests.