WHAT CAN NEW HULL FORMS DO TO MINIMIZE FUEL COSTS

A study was conducted on hull efficiency, ship resistance and the interrelationships of fuel costs and ship hydrodynamics with the aim of identifying hull forms that bring about a significant reduction in fuel consumption. The investigation analyzed and quantitatively determined the relationship of fuel costs to cargo volume, hull length, steelwork price, capital and operating costs, and propulsive power. Two ships with different cost parameters were considered--a 12,000 cu m 6,000 dwt ro/ro vessel and a 100,000 cu m 85,000 dwt tanker. Several proposals were presented concerning structural changes necessary for the two ships to optimize their fuel efficiency. The study proved the economic feasibility of developing new hull forms that contribute to a substantial reduction in shipboard fuel consumption.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish Maritime Research Centre

    Gothenburg,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Williams, A
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 87
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM