A REPORT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FOR THE SHIP DESIGN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. VOLUME 2. RESEARCH REPORT
The report summarizes the results of the Ship Design Improvement Project accomplished by Newport News Shipbuilding with support from the J. J. Henry Co. The project was undertaken with the intention of effectively reducing the initial cost of U.S. ships through improved design regulations and practices without compromising the present standards for safe and efficient operation. The following four ship types were selected for study: Ore/Bulk/Oil Carrier, Container Ship, Barge Carrier, and General Purpose Cargo Ship. The report lists 180 design improvements of which 70 percent do not require rules changes. Recommendations for further studies and the methodology that was employed are presented.
- See also Volume 3, Book 1, COM-72-10437.
Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock CompanyNewport News, VA United States 23607
- Publication Date: 1972
- Pagination: 296 p.
- Volume: 2
- TRT Terms: Design; Feasibility analysis; Naval architecture; Ships; State of the art; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00034721
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: 4512V-MA-RD-9207 Final Rpt
- Contract Numbers: MA-1-35402
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 27 1974 12:00AM