DESIGN OF MODULAR, INTERCHANGEABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AUTO FERRY SYSTEMS

This paper is divided into two distinct sections. The first section examines the requirements necessary to sustain passengers in a comfortable environment while traveling aboard an auto-ferry system. It specifically discusses items such as use, area requirements, structural systems, mechanical systems, lighting and electricity, and less quantifiable areas such as space quality and effective lighting. The second section is a proposed design for accommodations aboard an auto-ferry System. Detail plans, structural analysis, cost analysis, and construction sequence are discussed in detail. Also examined is the expansion of this system into the Industrialized Housing Market with emphasis upon the versatility of the building system in conjunction with the containerized transport mode.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • McPherson, R N
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00057108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1978 12:00AM