Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ship Design

I have written several articles related to ship design calculation. If you are interested in reading them, please, check the label Ship and Boat Design of this blog. During the design process, naval architects will be required to determine such parameters as main dimensions, hull form, displacement, freeboard, depth, capacities, trim and stability, economic considerations, longitudinal and transverse strength, structural scantlings, resistance and powering, machinery, endurance, wood and outfit, lightweight and deadweight, and the material costs.
After calculating the above parameters, the next step will be the design or drawing of the ship. The first drawings will be the linesplan and the general arrangement. The detailed construction drawing will be made based on the rules and guidande provided by such classification societies as NK, ABS, LR, DNV, and etc.