An approach towards the design of robust arctic maritime transport systems
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Original versionEhlers, Sören; Asbjørnslett, Bjørn Egil; Rødseth, Ørnulf Jan; Berg, Tor Einar [Eds.] Maritime-Port Technology and Development p. 185-192, CRC Press, 2014 10.1201/b17517-23
This paper describes a simulation-based approach towards the design of robust arctic maritime transport systems that are adaptable to uncertain future ice conditions. It makes it possible to simulate the performance of the transport system for various future ice scenarios and to compare various ice mitigation strategies in terms of cost. A case study is carried out to demonstrate how the approach could be applied in practice. The outcome from the case study indicates that the approach can provide valuable insights into the economics of an arctic maritime transport system and that its components can easily be modified or replaced for improved accuracy.