The increasing cost of marine fuels has had a considerable influence on the service speed of many ships, which normally tends to decrease. However, in the case of tuna clippers, the high value of the catch requires that a rather high service speed be maintained in the interests of economic exploitation. In view of this design tendency, hydrodynamic studies contributing to maximum fuel economy became of prior importance. In this paper, the hydrodynamic aspects of the design of tuna clippers are analysed, including the optimisation of ship's lines and the selection of the propulsion system, with particular reference to propeller design and the reduction gear and hence the choice of optimum revolutions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ingenieria Naval, 51 <1983>, p.7 <No. 571> (13 pp., 45 ref., 5 tab., 2 graphs 6 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • O'Dogherty, P
    • Carlier, M
    • O'Dogherty, M
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • Spanish

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM