The application of mechanised assembly lines and advanced hull construction techniques in shipbuilding is discussed. Mechanised assembly is a vital component of high output shipbuilding facilities. The design of a mechanised line is outlined and its associated high work content component assembly lines discussed. The effects and advantages of advanced outfitting are outlined. The adoption of advanced hull construction techniques leads to better utilisation of the shipyard and its equipment. Construction work is reduced by increasing the work carried out during steelwork and outfit manufacturing. The design of the block breakdown of a ship to enable blocks to be free standing and allow easy access to the construction joints is set out.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 39-43
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM