An important step in preliminary ship design is the optimisation of principal dimensions, ship's speed and engine power. In the procedure here described, the building cost or the required freight rate are taken as quality criteria for the optimisation of the main particulars of bulk carriers and general cargo ships. Results are compared with the economics of actual ships. The effects of energy- saving measures such as the guide wheel proposed by Grim, an asymmetrical afterbody according to Noennecke and a large slowly rotating propeller are also considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Schiffstechnik, 30 <1983>, p.68 <No.2> (11 pp., 19 ref., 4 tab., 1 graph).
  • Authors:
    • Lee, K Y
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • German

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM