A new stochastic framework for ship capsizing

M.L. Bujorianu, R.S. MacKay, T. Grafke, S. Naik, E. Boulougouris


We present a new stochastic framework for studying ship capsize. It is a synthesis of two strands of transition state theory. The first is an extensi on of deterministic transition state theory to dissipative non-autonomous systems, together with a probability distribution over the forcing functions. The second is stochastic reachability and large deviation theory for transition paths in Markovian systems. In future work we aim to bring these together to make a tool for predicting capsize rate in different stochastic sea states, suggesting control strategies and improving designs.