The structural design of a ship has a direct influence on her operation, safety and economy of transportation. Therefore, the design procedure should be rationalized with particular emphasis on structural safety and optimization. A ship should have adequate strength to resist the loads imposed by the hostile sea environment and at the same time she should have the lightest possible steel structure. Ship structure optimization thus becomes an essential part of the design process. This article outlines the economic consequences of structural optimization and provides a criterion for the determination of the optimum hull steel weight. It also emphasis the need for data collection on structural failures and associated costs and delays. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Business Press Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC19 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Shama, M A
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Marine Week
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 18
    • Publisher: IPC Business Press Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM