The development of the Siberian and Far Eastern regions, with their numerous water arteries, has left shipbuilders faced with the problem of appreciably increasing the complement of small-capacity tugboats, freighters, passenger-cargo carriers, and other vessels intended for use on small rivers in the presence of shallows. This problem can be resolved by reducing construction labor input to the greatest extent possible, unifying hulls and equipment, and organizing the long-run construction of ships on flow lines through the use of mechanized and automated hull structure assembly and welding techniques, such as the unitized modular outfitting technique. The positive results emanating from the study suggest the possibility of a substantial increase in the technical and economic indices of future ships via the comprehensive optimization of body lines and the simultaneous implementation of measures aimed at simplifying the shipbuilding process.

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  • Authors:
    • Krugovenko, A V
    • Myadzyuta, A A
    • Sirotnikova, L A
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  • Accession Number: 00660015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM