The harsh, exacting environment of the inland waterways requires a continual search for safer, more efficient and more reliable equipment and methods. While traditional research and development efforts have accounted for much of the progress thus far, parallel headway has been made by innovative operators seeking higher levels of productivity and reliability. Many improvements have occurred in the past and many are yet to come, but this goal can be reached far more expeditiously by free and easy exchange of information between designers, builders and operators. It is incumbent upon designers and builders to follow their creations into the rivers and canals to view them in service, looking for flaws and weaknesses. It is equally important that we operators share experiences and ideas, not only with one another, but with the design and building community, as well. With an open and receptive exchange of information we can effectively utilize real-world operations as a research and development environment for future growth.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Ship Structure Symposium, Washington, D.C., October 6-8, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Gundlach, J O
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper K
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1978 12:00AM