The steering gear system is an indispensable part of any vessel. One very important component of a typical electro-hydraulic system is the hunting gear mechanism. Let’s find out more about the hunting gear mechanism on ships.
Though interchangeably used, lifeboats are different from rescue boats. A rescue boat is a craft used to immediately and effectively rescue persons in distress in any emergency. Let’s learn the difference between them in this article.
Some commonly used form coefficients are Block Coefficient, Waterplane Coefficient, Prismatic coefficient, and Midship Section Coefficient. Read on to find out about the most basic of them, which is the Block Coefficient.
The moulded depth is the perpendicular or vertical distance measured along the vessel’s transverse plane from the top of the keel plate. Find out more inside the article.
When viewed in a transverse direction, the maximum distance between the two side shell plating on the hull or the outer extremities of the ship is taken as the Maximum Beam.
Flare is defined as widening the hull section from bottom to top. Sheer is the measure of the exposed deck curvature longitudinally when viewing in a lateral direction that is sideways. Camber is essentially the transverse curvature of the deck and is usually parabolic.
The angle of inclination of the vessel under given conditions at which it oscillates is known as the angle of loll, and the vessel is said to be in a state of continuous rolling motion.
When the draft or water level is different or variable throughout the vessel’s length, the vessel is said to be trimmed. Read along to know everything about ship trim.
Transverse members include beams, transverse girders, floors, and frames. Frames are the combination of members connected along the girth of a hull and transversely stiffen the outer shell plating as a whole.