THE MULTI-PURPOSE CARGO SHIP-SOME DESIGN ASPECTS APPENDIX: OBSERVATIONS ON THE STRUCTURAL STRENGTH OF CARGO SHIP HULLS

The Paper is introduced by a discussion of the social, economic and political factors affecting the organisation of sea-borne dry-cargo traffic during the last decade. In order to achieve a balance between the industrial and developing countries the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has introduced a new liner Code. This Code establishes the distribution of export/import trade so that every exporting/importing country reserves a proportion of total traffic flow for its own fleet, leaving the balance for cross-shipping traders. This requirement is best met by a "polyvalent" or multi-purpose cargo ship, capable of carrying manufactured goods when outward bound and raw materials when homeward bounds, thus eliminating an unprofitable trip in ballast; the paper presents a conceptual design for such a ship, touching upon aspects of cargo distribution, stability, anti-contamination measures, ballasting etc. There are three Appendices to the main paper, Appendix I discusses theoretical and experimental methods for the strength analysis of the hull, Appendix II describes the various phases of the design process, and Appendix III lists alternative shipboard installations. Order from BSRA as No. 51,890

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the First Conference held 1-6 May 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Spanish-American Congress on Marine Engineering

    Madrid,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Castro, R A
    • Johansen, K R
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM