Steering Gear integrated with the rudder system defines the complete ‘turning mechanism’ mandatory for all types of ships. Learn about the design and construction of steering gears of ships inside the article.
Find out how the hull of a ship is designed for various factors taken into consideration during the entire lifetime of the ship, and how the design of a ship’s hull plays the most important role in the entire ship design and shipbuilding project.
Watertight bulkheads are vertically designed watertight divisions/walls within the ship’s structure to avoid ingress of water in the compartment if the adjacent compartment is flooded due to damage in ship’s hull. Learn about the construction, design and SOLAS regulations for bulkheads in the article inside.
Learn how ship model testing is carried out and understand the purpose, construction process and types of testing facilities commonly used.
This is the second part from our series – Different Types Of Manoeuvres of a Vessel. Learn about Zigzag Manoeuvre, Spiral Manoeuvre and Reverse Spiral inside the article.
Learn about the important aspects of dry docking of a ship, along with the calculations and analyses that go into creating docking plans and executing various aspects of ship stability.
The study of damaged stability of a surface ship comes of use when the ship’s watertight hull is affected in a way that allows water to flood any compartment within the ship’s hull. Learn more about damaged stability of ship inside the article.
Let’s take a look at intact stability criteria and inclining experiment, the two stages of ship design and construction where evaluation of GM is an absolute necessity and plays a major role in ensuring that the ship is stable.
Learn about some major cases of instability in ships and different measures that should be taken in design and operational stages to prevent the same. Read more inside the article.
The easiest and handiest tool for analysing a surface ship’s stability, is by graphs or curves. A ship designer or an officer on-board should be able to know the stability characteristics of a ship just by looking at the curves. Let’s understand curves of static stability of a vessel.
The fundamental concept behind the understanding of intact stability of a floating body is that of Equilibrium. Let’s take a look at different types of factors responsible for intact and damaged stability of a ship.
Manoeuvrability is defined as the inherent ability of a vessel to change its course/path. Understanding the factor of manoeuvrability of a vessel is extremely important to both ship designer or seafarer. Read more about different types Of manoeuvres of a vessel inside the article.
The concept of hydrostatics and stability can be deemed as one of the most important areas of focus in ship design and operation, not only to ensure the safety of the ship, cargo, crew and passengers, but also to enable proper conditions for completion of all the processes on a ship.
Though a typical diesel electric submarine would have more than 150 systems in all, lets take a look on the primary systems used on-board a naval submarine.
Approximately 40% of the focus and priority in the entire submarine design process is given to its structural design. The full process takes up majority of the time, as it is not only related to strength factors of submarine, but also to a nexus of functional aspects that are interrelated to it.
Though some of the tanks used in a submarine are similar to that used on surface ships, most of them are different and unique to the nature of operation of a submarine, which makes it an important aspect to be studied in detail.
Learn about the important aspects of submarine stability and the principles necessary to understand how a submarine works in the article inside.
In this first part of the submarine design series, we will learn about the design of naval submarines, familiarising ourselves with the design and functionalities of a submarine, its parts, general arrangement, structural design and arrangement, stability of a submarine, the systems used in a submarine, etc.