ECONOMICS OF WIDE, SHALLOW VLCC'S

The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the economic validity, for bulk carriers, that for a given displacement, block coefficient and draft, the vessel should be as short and wide as practical considerations will allow. The author discusses the wave-making resistance of VLCC's versus the entire system economics, describes the short, wide VLCC economic model, and presents the results of the investigations using the model. A comparison of an existing tanker, a conventional VLCC of equivalent dimensions, and the wide, shallow VLCC model is also included. As a result, the author concludes that it is possible to overcome a substantial increase in wave-making resistance by taking advantage of the economics of scale of larger ships which the short, wide, shallow form allows.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Super Ocean Carrier Conference held in New York City, 16-18 January 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  USA  77001
  • Authors:
    • NICKELS, F J
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 243-245
  • Serial:
    • Ocean Industry
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Gulf Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM