BASIC NAVAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CONCRETE SHIPS AND VESSELS
Concrete as a material to construct ship-like forms offers an interesting alternative to the more usual material, steel. The disadvantages of increased weight and of increased friction drag appear to be the most significant penalties. The advantage of having a moldable material permits the use of hull forms now uncommon and should reduce the cost of producing appendages such as bulbs. A twin-sked, tunnel stern configuration of better propeller performance and more easily adaptable to concrete construction, is introduced.
- Proceedings of the Conference on Concrete Ships and Floating Structures, Sept. 15-19, 1975, University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley, CA United States 94720
- Webster, W C
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Concrete; Concrete construction; Design; Economic analysis; Ferrocement; Hulls; Naval architecture; Shipbuilding; Shipbuilding materials; Ships
- Uncontrolled Terms: Concrete ships; Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Concrete hulls; Ferro concrete; Hull configurations
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00152754
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM