THE INCLUSION OF IMCO TANKER DESIGN CONSTRAINTS IN GENERAL OPTIMIZATION PROCEDURES

The application of general optimization procedures to all aspects of ship design has grown rapidly. The first part of the paper discusses a number of the problems associated with those design optimizations, drawing on over 20 reported ship design optimization studies for elaboration and examples. The second part of the paper, using VLCC's as an example, proposes the thesis that it is possible to simultaneously optimize over 40 parameters associated with principal hull dimensions, subdivision configuration, and major structural scantlings, subject to all relevant constraints. As a prelude to such a "total optimization," the entire subdivision configuration of a 400,000-dwt tanker, involving 20 parameters, and subject to the new IMCO regulations, is designed by use of a general optimization procedure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Annual Meeting of SNAME, New York, 15-17 November 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Fisher, K W
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM