HULL COST AS A FACTOR IN SELECTING SHIP SPEED

Under the assumptions of a given annual transport requirement as is logical in the liner trades, conditions that tend to modify the initial cost of ships hulls will have a secondary effect on the choice of the design speed. That is, as hull costs increase, the most profitable speed also increases. ( This is logical because higher speed means fewer expensive hulls can meet the transport needs. ) This study establishes a general analytical technique and measures the impact of hull cost on optimal speed for a typical container fleet operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Philadelphia Section SNAME, October 18, 1970
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Cotta, Paulo S de M
  • Publication Date: 1970-9-14

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 091

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00011982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1973 12:00AM