Enlarged Ship Concept Applied to RORO Cargo/Passenger Vessel

The Enlarged Ship Concept was successfully applied to a fast semi-planing 26 m. patrol boat by Keuning and Pinkster. Their results showed a significant performance improvement both in a technical and economical sense. In order to investigate if the Enlarged Ship Concept may also render a similarly successful design strategy for a RORO/Passenger vessel which is representative for present services in the UK-West Europe route, the underlying study was carried out. The outcome of this study is that some important results are quite the opposite to those of the patrol boat; this is mainly due to the large difference in vessel types and Froude numbers involved. To summarize, it appears that applications of the Enlarged Ship Concept to this type of vessel creates more income possibilities for the shipowners and a much safer vessel, but it produces a more expensive ship to buy and exploit.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 32p
  • Monograph Title: PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SHIPS AND MOBILE UNITS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SHIPS AND MOBILE UNITS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 14 2008 3:01PM