In carrying out the principal task for the Ship of the Future--2000 Workshop, the Hull Structures Panel evaluated the contemporary technological issues related to hull structures. This involved the identification of currently available production techniques, raw materials, and designs that constitute the basis for the eventual attainment of the most reliable ship structure ever produced. Attention is given to the controversial double hulls, as well as to other contemporary hull forms, such as hatchcoverless containerships and SWATH ships. Despite all the debate on hull structures, it is stressed that a reliable ship structure can only be achieved with the use of improved seaway loading predictions. This is made easier now that powerful design tools, such as Finite Element Analysis, are being widely used. With regard to hull construction, lighter and lower cost materials are now available, but it is emphasized that they must be carefully evaluated and not simply extrapolated from other applications. The recommendations presented include several that urge the development of improved worker education and better design standards.

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  • Authors:
    • Arnston, S G
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  • Pagination: 5p.

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  • Accession Number: 00661411
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM