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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Conference on Concrete Ships and Floating Structures, Sept. 15-19, 1975, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • Webster, W C
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM