Learn about some of the most widely used technologies in the field of high-performance marine vehicles, having higher speed ability than typical commercial ships.
Learn about the main welding methods used in the shipbuilding industry and the common welding defects arising as a result.
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.
A shipyard career option is a very unique one. Also since the shipbuilding process gets constant changes and updates, the career offers a person lot of learning opportunities.
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.
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.
Want to know how the design of different bulk carriers vary depending on the type of the cargo they carry and other important aspects? Read more about it inside the article.
Want to know how the design of different types of gas carriers vary depending on the type of the cargo and membrane tanks? Read more about construction of gas ships inside the article.
Want to know how the design of different oil tankers vary depending on the type of the cargo they carry? Read more about it inside the article.
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.
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.