Design of container ships depends on type of cargo, the ports on route, the functionality of the ship, and also the economic trends in the market. Lets take a look at the important aspects considered for container ship design.
Let’s take a look at the final processes of the shipbuilding process followed by launching, outfitting and sea trials.
It is worthwhile to mention that in most of the places describing the preliminary design of ship’s hull structures, utmost priority is given to the midship section, thanks to the global stresses such as maximum hull girder bending and buckling loads taken into account.
In the ship building process, learn how the plates and sections are given shape and curvature according to the design of the vessel hull by surface preparation and machining of plates and sections in the hull shop.
Learn how for ship building process, the steel plates make its way from the stockyard to the surface treatment plant and cut into required shapes.
Learn about the Hull Girder type of vibration on ship, its excitation sources, and common design methods to reduce such type of vibration.
Lets take a look at categories of vibration on board ships, the basis of their categorisation, an insight on the origin of each type of vibration, and design techniques adopted to prevent them.
Learn why ship stability is of utmost importance during dry dock and how ship’s structure may get damaged at localised locations if the procedure is not carried out properly.
Learn about the dangers of heavy lifting operations from point of view of vessel stability and also find out how such operations affects ship stability.
One of the most important stages of a ship design process is the estimation, calculation and optimisation of a ship’s power requirements.
Ship designers must know the important aspects of the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR). Let’s take a look at the most important and notable aspects of the Common Structural Rules (CSR) for solid bulk carriers and oil tankers.
Hull stresses in ships require additional attention, especially considering the catastrophic consequences which are possible as a result of their failure. Learn about the common hull stress monitoring systems used in ships.
Learn the answer to the most commonly asked question about ships – Why cannot a ship brake itself to stop and how do ships actually stop in water?
All major shipping companies are retrofitting their ship’s bulbous bow for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Learn about the reasons as to why ships are getting the Nose Jobs.
Ship’s bottom structure is designed not only to give the required strength to withstand the weight of the cargo but also to resist the external hydrostatic loads that act on the bottom of the hull. Learn about the various important aspects that are considered while designing ship’s bottom structure.
The design of a ship hull is based on the specific geometric definition of a hull which influences the hydrostatics, general arrangement, strength and aesthetics of the vessel. Learn about some common methods used to design ship’s hull.
Get a general overview on the process of designing a ship’s general arrangement according to requirements of the owner and functionality of the ship.
Learn about fifteen important advantages of the advanced outfitting shipbuilding method for the modern shipyards.
Learn about the effects of build-up/accumulation of ice on ships due to the extra added weight. Find out more about how ice accretion affects ship stability in the article inside.
Shipyards that implement advanced outfitting have special facilities required to allow this method to be applied efficiently, in order to obtain maximum benefits.
When it comes to increasing ship’s efficiency, improving the hull efficiency is one of the most debated topic. Lately a lot of research has been put in developing ways to reduce the effects of friction on the ship’s hull.
Modern methods available for ship resistance evaluation are based on CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). However, there are four basic methods that are used. Learn more about them inside the article.
The concept of advanced outfitting has been developed in order to reduce the cycle time and improve the productivity of the shipyards. Learn more about the process inside the article.
Learn how sighting and boring of the ship’s stern tube is done for proper alignment of propeller shaft. Read more inside the article.