A NOVEL DESIGN OF A MAMMOTH TANKER TO SUIT THE MARPOL CONVENTION WITH MINIMUM AMOUNT OF SEGREGATED BALLAST

As an example of the influence of IMCO regulations on ship design, the hull form of a segregated ballast tanker of 500,000 dwt is optimised in detail in the light of the 1973 Marine Pollution Convention. A novel design parameter is introduced which affects the displacement at the ballast draught. Starting with a basis ship, the hull form is changed by an unusual method and the resulting optimum having an unconventional hull form is compared to the best alternative i.e., the conventional optimum. It is shown that the unconventional hull form is more profitable, has a lower block coefficient and a pronounced V-shape, but a greater breadth than the optimal conventional design. Order from BSRA as No. 54,647.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    London SW1X 8BQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Katsoulis, P S
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

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  • Accession Number: 00329888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Suppl Papers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM