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.
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.
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.