|Title: Numerical Flooding Simulations - A Useful Tool For Marine Casualty Investigations|
|Written by: Stefan Krüger|
|in: 15th International Ship Stability Workshop, Stockholm 2016|
Abstract: The recent developments in numerical tools for the prediction of the sinking process of a ship have nowadays resulted in quite reliable methods which can be applied during the design of a ship for all kinds of damage stability investigations. Such tools are most useful, too, to compute intermediate stages of flooding. Another aspect of the application of such computations is the numerical investigation of marine casualties and eventually the preparation of possible salvage operations. The paper describes some aspects and challenges of the application of such methods in the context of marine casualty investigations and discusses some principal requirements and drawbacks of such methods.