PROBLEMS OF OPTIMISATION OF HULL DESIGN

In this discussion of the problem of structural optimisation of hull design, the Author identifies three general tasks which should govern the design process:-1. Optimisation of the quantitative procedure for determining the necessary safety factors and operational reliability of the hull structure. 2. Optimisation of the design on the level of subsystems that have to fulfill specified technical functions. 3. Optimisation of the design from the point of view of economic effectiveness and reduction for expenses in building and operating the ship. In practice, there exist interrelationships between these tasks which complicate the design process and call for a systems approach to optimisation. However, in this article, the Author is mostly concerned with task 1, and he develops general criteria for tackling the problem of safety factors on a probabilistic basis. Particular attention is paid to optimisation criteria for tackling the problem of safety factors on a probabilistic basis. Particular attention is paid to optimisation critieria for hull framing where, with further progress of structural design theory and techniques, savings in steel weight can be made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sudostroenie, No.2 <1983>, p.5 <Feb.> (4 pp., 6 graphs, 10 refs.)
  • Authors:
    • Boitsov, G V
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • Russian

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM