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.
Different types of hatch covers are used for ships depending on the type of the ship and the cargo carried. Learn about the main types of hatch covers used for ships in the article inside.
A variety of factors are taken into consideration while selecting propeller for a ship. Learn about ten important points considered for efficient ship propeller design.
An abrupt change in shape or cross-section of ship’s structure is known as structural discontinuity. Learn about different types of structural discontinuities in ship’s structure and various design methodologies used to reduce their effects.
A number of factors such as hydrodynamic efficiency, construction simplicity, flow patterns & aesthetics are considered for designing a ship’s stern. Learn about different types of ship’s stern inside the article.
A naval architect has to consider several aspects while planning a ship’s hull form during the designing and construction process. Learn about the basics of choosing the right hull form of a ship in the article inside.
Bulbous bow is a peculiar bulb like projection at the forward end of the ship. Learn about the significance of this ship structure and the importance of its design inside the article.
Rolling is indeed one of the biggest problems to ships at seas. Learn about the different types of ‘Roll Stabilization systems’ that are used to control the effects of rolling on the ship.
A lot of marine accidents involving failure of the ship hull structures occurs because of a crack in the midship region or a total split-off of the hull girder. This article gives an insight into the causes that lead to the failure of the ship’s hull girder from a longitudinal strength point of view.
X bow is a type of hull design which improves ship’s efficiency and stability at high seas. Find out the difference between X bow hull design and conventional hull design of ships.
Single hull and double hull tankers have several differences between them. However, there are both positive and negative aspects of both single hull and double hull designs.
Find out about the top ten books on naval architecture, ship design, and ship construction. These maritime books are a must have for all naval architecture and marine engineering professionals.
The shipbuilding industry is recognised as one of the most profitable industries around the world. Listed in here are top ten shipbuilding companies in the world in 2012
Cofferdam on ships is a type of enclosed or void space provided for extra safety which separates two tanks containing different liquids. Find out what is cofferdam and where it is located on ships.
Metacentric Height of centre of gravity of ship is determined during the time of construction of the ship and which plays an important role in setting the loading capacity and stability of the ship. Know how meta centric height of a ship is found out
The stability and equilibrium of the ship should remain perfect in all conditions. Intact and damage stability of the ship play an important role in deciding the seaworthiness of ship. Find out more about intact and damage stability inside the article.
A keel is the base on which ships are built and is the bisector (divider) that separates the hull into two length-wise areas. Keel guards are a protection that is used to cover the keel of a ship from getting damaged.