This paper traces the evolution of ABS hull steels resulting from important technological developments, service related problems and special applications that have led to the diversification of shipbuilding materials. The American Bureau of Shipping has "Rules" and "Guides" for building and classing a wide variety of marine structures. Material applications for such vessels as ultra large crude carriers (supertankers), offshore drilling units, and liquefied gas carriers are discussed. Because of the Bureau's international activities, specification formulations must take into account adaptability, availability and cost, in addition to primary technical considerations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Philadelphia Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Alia, B L
    • Wheatcroft, M F
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM