Manoeuvrability is defined as the inherent ability of a vessel to change its course/path. Understanding the factor of manoeuvrability of a vessel is extremely important to both ship designer or seafarer. Read more about different types Of manoeuvres of a vessel inside the article.
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.
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.
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 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.