The economic advantages of increased size are illustrated. The various technical problems which arise from greater ship size are reviewed, including-freeboard, subdivision and tonnage; stability; ship motions; ship resistance; propulsion; rudders and steering; vibration; thermal stresses; and strength. It is concluded that it is technically possible to construct vessels larger than the largest built to date. Choice of dimensions depends upon economic feasibility and cost optimization. Further research in various branches of naval architecture is needed since practice has outstripped the advances in knowledge from theoretical and experimental investigations which are necessary if mammoth ships are to operate efficiently.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Eng & Shipbuilders in Scotland

    183 Bath Street
    7 Glasgow C2, ZZ Scotland   
  • Authors:
    • Conn, JFC
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00015172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1973 12:00AM