ECONOMIC AND OPERATIONAL EVALUATION OF INTEGRATED TUG-BARGE SYSTEMS: COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION AND USER INSTRUCTIONS

The intent of this computer program is to provide the user with a preliminary design tool to analyze and compare costs and economic benefits of ship and integrated tug-barge systems for transportation of (1) containers, (2) dry bulk, (3) neo-bulk, and (4) crude oil. The program is designed to be highly user-oriented, with extensive interactive input sessions which give the user control over most design parameters that have an impact on the result.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for United States Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Elste, V
    • Parsons, M G
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-940-80053 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-15121
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 2004 12:00AM