Determination of regression formulas for main tanker dimensions at the preliminary design stage

This article presents design formulas for the preliminary design of tankers built from 2000 to 2018. These formulas could have practical application for the estimation of main tanker dimensions, such as: length between perpendiculars, breadth and draught moulded. All equations presented in this paper have been developed in relation to deadweight and velocity using a regression method. These kinds of relationships have not been demonstrated before in ship theory. The equations presented in the literature are only based on deadweight capacity and do not take design velocity into account. The regressions presented in this article were developed for individual tanker subtypes, such as: Handysize, Medium Range, Panamax, Post Panamax, Aframax, Suezmax and VLCC. The number of equations presented in this article may be used to extend design formulas published by other authors.


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  • Accession Number: 01696421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2019 9:40AM