A CONTRIBUTION TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE STEEL HULL WEIGHT OF DRY CARGO SHIPS

A new method for the calculation of the steel weight of dry cargo ships has been developed under sponsorship of Germanic Lloyd and the German Research Association. This method is based on the regulations of Germanic Lloyd; it is intended to complement, not replace, existing methods. Since it deals only with the total steel hull weight and its vertical center of gravity, the new method cannot replace current methods that also serve to calculate other weight groups. Furthermore the applicability of the new method is limited to dry cargo ships. The aim of this paper is to examine accurately, according to the latest state of the art, the relationship between steel weight and the main design characteristics of the hull.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Originally published in "Schiff und Hafen", Heft 2/1967, 19. Jahrgung, p. 84 and 85.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Schneekluth, H
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 037
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM