A METHOD FOR ECONOMIC TRADE OFFS OF ALTERNATE SHIP STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

A method for evaluating the desirability of any proposed material in merchant ship structure has been developed. This method compares a ship designed of the new material with a similar steel ship. Comparison includes a life-cycle cost analysis and a quantified evaluation of non-economic factors. Formalized techniques for establishing the material data bank, selecting the steel ship design, developing and optimizing the new material design, and conducting the economic and non-economic comparisons are described. A sample calculation, using 5456 aluminum in a bulk ore carrier, is included to illustrate the method.

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    • Sponsored by the Naval Sea Systems Command.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

    Newport News, VA  USA  23607
  • Authors:
    • Jordan, C R
    • Montgomery, J B
    • Krumpen Jr, R P
    • Wooley, D J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 135 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00301361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: Project SR-1222
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-289 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00024-77-C-5323
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM