Learn about the important aspects of submarine stability and the principles necessary to understand how a submarine works in the article inside.
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.
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.