ECONOMIC OPTIMISATION PROCEDURES IN PRELIMINARY SHIP DESIGN (APPLIED TO THE AUSTRALIAN ORE TRADE)

Contrary to the contemporary trend that "bigger is better", this paper demonstrates that certain limits exist, unique to the conditions of each contract, which can be ascertained from the simultaneous optimization of all parameters involved in the construction and operation of the fleet, as well as of the ports and associated facilities. Techniques are demonstrated which can be used to find those optimum parameters. Using the example of the presently expanding Australian ore trade, optima are simultaneously found for the fleet size, principal characteristics of the vessels, expansion of shipyard facilities, port channel dredging depths and widths, and loading and discharging rates.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Fisher, K W
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 293-317
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  • Accession Number: 00044106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM