The Author first presents a general survey of the many problems affecting the design and construction of container ships, and discusses them with particular reference to stability, probably the most important criterion from the shipyard viewpoint. A detailed examination, occupying most of the paper, is then made of the various design problems and their solutions, under the headings: 1--The Development of Ship Form and Propulsion Arrangements. 2--Hull Configuration (2.1--Sub-Division. 2.2--Hull Structure). 3--Choice of Propulsion Installation. Under these headings, a number of different designs of Panamax and other container ships are discussed from the dimensional, hydrostatic, hydrodynamic, and structural points of view, and a considerable amount of data is given, mostly in graphs, to enable assessments to be made (the Author deliberately avoids making recommendations). In the discussion on the choice of propulsion installation, both the type of prime mover and the number of propellers are briefly considered, and it is mentioned that the high-speed single-screw ship is likely to be increasingly in demand during the 1980s. Order from BSRA as No. 52,237.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

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  • Authors:
    • Langenberg, H
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00310801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM