Speed is one of the most significant parameters in the design of a commercial ship. Its selection is important because it determines required trip time, shaft horsepower, fuel requirements and engine room size to some extent. This paper presents a simplified method to select ship speed based on optimum economic performance, and provides some trends and examples of its use. The examples include crude oil tankers, LNG tankers, and cargo ships. As a special case a ship speed is derived to minimize the energy consumption to deliver a cargo for a given ship over a given distance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the San Diego Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Rains, D A
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM