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.
Tunnel thrusters are used by ships to provide low-speed lateral manoeuvrability when docking and high thrust while at a standstill. Know more about tunnel thrusters inside the article.
Learn about the design of two main types of ship propellers – controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and fixed pitch propeller (FPP), along with the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
The bow at the foremost part of the ship is one of the most fascinating design aspects that catches one’s attention. Let’s take a look at some of the latest and common bow designs used for ships today.
Did you know that the rudder does not turn a ship? So what is it that turns a ship and how does the rudder helps in the process? Learn some interesting facts inside the article.
Torsion box is a continuous structure in the top part of ship’s longitudinal bulkhead, freeboard deck and sheer strake which provides sufficient strength against torsional moments and other bending loads. Read inside the article to know more on the importance of torsion box.
The type of rudder to be used for a particular ship depends on a variety of factors. Learn about the main types of rudders used for ships in the article inside.
The efficiency of the propeller is pulled down by various losses such as vibration and noise. Learn about some of the important methods used by ship designers to reduce propeller vibrations and increase its efficiency.
There is something about the design of Ro-Ro Ships that make them dangerous than those of other types. A naval architect explains the major issues related to Ro-Ro ship designs inside the article.