Dimensional standardisation of ship plate has long been an idea attractive to the ship designer, but has not made satisfactory progress in the larger Spanish shipyards, where it has been found to be uneconomic. The authors, with the co-operation of an Astilleros Espanoles (AESA) study group and others, have carried out a study which shows that such standardisation can be advantageous both technically and economically if certain conditions are observed. The problem is discussed, and detailed results of the study are presented, under the main headings: 1. Introduction. 2. Steel in Shipbuilding. 3. Treatment as Stock Material. 4. Concentration of Steel Sizes. 5. Concentration of Steel Sizes for a Completed Design. 6. Evaluation of Savings. 7. Conclusions. Some recommendations are included under this last heading, and the effects of European Coal and Steel Community tariffs on this standardisation problem are considered in some detail in an appendix. Order from BSRA as No. 49,804.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Congreso Iberoamericano de Ingenieria Naval, held in Madrid and Seville in May 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Asociacion de Ingenieros Navales

    Apdo Correos 457
    Madrid,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Plana, JLS
    • Rebellon, AODe
  • Publication Date: 1978-7


  • Spanish

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  • Accession Number: 00189297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM