FAST, WIDE-BEAM GENERAL CARGO SHIPS

In a recent research and development project, completed in 1979, Blohm and Voss AG, Hamburg, has investigated the possibility of reducing building costs by the adoption of short, broad ship forms of L/B = 5, B/T = 3, C sub B around 0.6 and Froude number around 0.25 for general cargo ships, taking as example a "favourable" and well systematised containership design. Extensive and detailed hydrodynamic, structural and cost studies were carried out to determine the most suitable principal particulars i.e. shortest length and least power requirement for a given transportation performance. The results of model tests of hull forms with low power requirement and good propeller flow properties are presented and discussed. An objective cost comparison shows that a wide-beamed ship of C sub B = 0.65 and length about 160 m could be built about 20% cheaper than conventional designs of equivalent transportation capacity. Order from BSRA as No. 54,847.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Schroedter (C) and Company

    Stubbenhuk 10
    Hamburg 11,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Langenberg, H
    • Anderson, G O
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1665
  • Serial:
    • HANSA
    • Volume: 117
    • Issue Number: 21
    • Publisher: Deutsche Bahn AG

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM