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.
Ship's Design Process - Naval Architecture
One of the most important stages of a ship design process is the estimation, calculation and optimisation of a ship’s power requirements.
Ship designers must know the important aspects of the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR). Let’s take a look at the most important and notable aspects of the Common Structural Rules (CSR) for solid bulk carriers and oil tankers.
Ship’s bottom structure is designed not only to give the required strength to withstand the weight of the cargo but also to resist the external hydrostatic loads that act on the bottom of the hull. Learn about the various important aspects that are considered while designing ship’s bottom structure.
The design of a ship hull is based on the specific geometric definition of a hull which influences the hydrostatics, general arrangement, strength and aesthetics of the vessel. Learn about some common methods used to design ship’s hull.
Get a general overview on the process of designing a ship’s general arrangement according to requirements of the owner and functionality of the ship.
Learn about fifteen important advantages of the advanced outfitting shipbuilding method for the modern shipyards.
Shipyards that implement advanced outfitting have special facilities required to allow this method to be applied efficiently, in order to obtain maximum benefits.
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.
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.