Multi Criteria Decision Making in Life Cycle Management of Modular Ships with Test System

  • Igor KabashkinEmail author
  • Andrejs Zvaigzne
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 36)


Modular construction is one of the popular methods used in shipbuilding industry. The modular ship construction (MSC) requires better than normal quality assurance that must be provided with special product testing. Test-related information is generated throughout the product life cycle for each level in the system hierarchy. The present paper introduces a multi-level decision-making approach for design of optimal test architecture for achieving efficient system for lowering life-cycle cost of modular ship construction. The effectiveness of such approach is investigated through the optimization of test system architecture for known reliability and economic dependence during life cycle of MSC.


Modular ships Life cycle Test system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transport and Telecommunication InstituteRigaLatvia
  2. 2.Latvian Maritime AcademyRigaLatvia

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