DESIGN OF THE FIRST GENERATION OF 550,000 DWT TANKERS
Four 550,000-ton tankers, the largest vessels ever built in the world to date, form the first generation of ships of more than half a million tons deadweight. Their design studies required special research in the fields of hull structure and hydrodynamics. Some of this research is described in the paper, together with solutions that have been retained. Factors leading to the selection of a twin-screw, twin-rudder propulsion arrangement are outlined, along with the results of vibration and noise tests. The design of the centralized control system for ship's operations is described as well as the hydraulic power system for mooring and anchoring. Some results of sea trials are also given.
- Presented at the Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 10-12, 1977.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Laredo, A
- Beghin, D
- Garguet, M
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Control systems; Hulls; Hydrodynamics; Measurement; Noise; Propulsion; Tankers; Vehicle design; Very large crude carriers; Vibration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Noise measurement; Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Control systems design; Hull structures; Twin screws; Vibration measurement
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00165447
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM