GENERAL CARGO SHIP ECONOMICS AND DESIGN
The intent of this report is twofold. The long term purpose is to provide a first step in the eventual development of a completely rational approach to general cargo ship design. The more immediate aim is to present the detailed technical-economic conclusions reached to date -- conclusions which, while necessarily restricted in scope, should nevertheless prove of interim usefulness in ship design. One aim of this study is to provide a tool that will eliminate much of the repetitive labor involved in the delineation of a ship. This aim is accomplished through systematic analyses which start with the naval architects technical parameters ( displacement and horsepower ) and from which are synthesized corresponding commercial transport capabilities ( speed, distance, cargo weight and bale capacity ). Generalizations are thereby made which allow the reverse procedure to be carried out in actual practice. Thus, given any reasonable requirements for speed, length of voyage, cargo weight and bale capacity, the naval architect can within minutes block out the principal technical characteristics of a suitable ship.
- First printing July 1962 as Office of Research Administration Report on Project 04465.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI USA 48109
- Benford, Harry
- Publication Date: 1968-6
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 153 p.
- Issue Number: B13
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Cargo compartments; Costs; Hulls; Operating costs; Ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo capacity; Hull forms
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00007022
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 04465
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM