The subject of engineering economics and ship design is treated in a general way as the intention is not to include any extensive coverage of formal economics or detailed ship design, but to show how the two are related. The standpoint is that of the practising designer who needs sufficient information to evaluate the technical and economic performance of alternative designs of ships and their equipment. While many of the techniques may be used by shipowning management, it is not the primary purpose of this publication to assist decisions about whether to build, when to build, or where to build, but rather what to build. The Report is presented in three main parts: I. The supply and demand for marine transport, and shipping's economic environment. II. The detailed mechanics of making engineering economy calculations. III. Application of the principles to ship design. An Appendix includes information on estimating building and operating costs. Copies of the Report, which is an updated version of that presented in 1971, are available from the British Ship Research Association, Wallsend-on-Tyne at a cost of pounds 10 for non- member customers and pounds 5 for students.

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Ship Research Association

    Wallend Research Station
    Wallsend,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Buxton, I L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM