THE EFFECT OF HIGHER FUEL PRICES ON THE DESIGN OF SHIPS
Changes in ship design due to increased fuel prices are discussed taking as example the hullform of a tanker capable of transporting 3.6 million tonnes of crude oil per annum between the Persian Gulf and Japan. The "Net Present Worth" method is used to develop relationships between optimum speed and fuel and freight rates for a 270,000-dwt turbine tanker and a 136,000-dwt Diesel tanker to operate on the same route. Finally, the feasibility of low powered Diesel ships with turbo-generators and ducted propellers is examined. It is concluded, inter alia, that the operational speed of tankers will decrease by two to four knots, depending on size, and that turbo alternators and/or ducted propellers will come into increasing use on smaller Diesel-powered ships. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,087.
- Proceedings of IMAS 76 Conference in London, April 27-30, 1976.
Institute of Marine EngineersMemorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
London EC3R 7JN, England
- Komoto, M
- Yabuki, S
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternators; Costs; Design; Ducted propellers; Economic analysis; Fuels; Generators; Marine diesel engines; Naval architecture; Ships; Tanker shipping; Tankers; Turbines; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel costs; Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel tankers; Tanker economics; Turbine design; Turbine generators
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Energy; Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00168267
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Part 1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM