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Marine Design

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Mr D. L. Smith

Universities of Glasgow & Strathclyde

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TOPIC OUTLINES .............................................................................................................................................. 5 1. PHILOSOPHY OF DESIGN ....................................................................................................................... 6 1.1 1.2 1.3 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 7 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 WHAT IS DESIGN?.................................................................................................................................... 6 THE DESIGN TEAM................................................................................................................................... 6 WHAT IS A DESIGN PHILOSOPHY?............................................................................................................ 7 MARINE DESIGN PROCESS ....................................................................................................................... 9 DETAILED DEFINITION OF PHASES OF SHIP DESIGN ............................................................................... 11 BASIC OR PRELIMINARY DESIGN ........................................................................................................... 12 CONTRACT DESIGN ................................................................................................................................ 12 DETAILED DESIGN ................................................................................................................................. 13 GENERAL ............................................................................................................................................... 14 SHIPS ..................................................................................................................................................... 14 SHIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS ................................................................................................................... 17 CARGO CONSIDERATIONS ...................................................................................................................... 17 SIZE AND SPEED ..................................................................................................................................... 18 STRUCTURAL ARRANGEMENTS .............................................................................................................. 18 WORKED EXAMPLE - DEADWEIGHT CARRIER ....................................................................................... 21 SECOND WORKED EXAMPLE - DEADWEIGHT CARRIER.......................................................................... 22 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................... 25 THE OWNER'S REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................................... 25 SHIP TYPE .............................................................................................................................................. 27 DEADWEIGHT OR VOLUME?................................................................................................................... 27 DISPLACEMENT, LIGHTWEIGHT AND DEADWEIGHT ............................................................................... 29 DEADWEIGHT/DISPLACEMENT RATIO .................................................................................................... 30 LENGTH ................................................................................................................................................. 32 BREADTH, DRAUGHT AND DEPTH .......................................................................................................... 32 OVERALL LIMITS ON DIMENSIONS ......................................................................................................... 32 FORMULAE FOR LENGTH ........................................................................................................................ 33 BLOCK COEFFICIENT.............................................................................................................................. 34 LENGTH/BREADTH RATIO ...................................................................................................................... 35 BASIC APPROACH .................................................................................................................................. 42 STEEL WEIGHT ...................................................................................................................................... 42 OUTFIT WEIGHT..................................................................................................................................... 46 MACHINERY WEIGHT............................................................................................................................. 48 WEIGHTS OF CONSUMABLES .................................................................................................................. 49 CENTRE OF GRAVITY ESTIMATION ........................................................................................................ 51 PRINCIPAL ITEMS OF MACHINERY WEIGHT ........................................................................................... 53 PRINCIPAL ITEMS OF OUTFIT WEIGHT.................................................................................................... 54 GENERAL ............................................................................................................................................... 56 DEFINITIONS OF POWER ......................................................................................................................... 56 STANDARD SERIES ................................................................................................................................. 57 COMPONENTS OF RESISTANCE ............................................................................................................... 57

PRELIMINARY, CONTRACT & DETAILED DESIGN......................................................................... 9

ELEMENTS OF SHIPPING – TYPES OF SHIP .................................................................................... 14

OWNERS REQUIREMENTS & THE FORMULATION OF THE DESIGN...................................... 25

ESTIMATING PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS ........................................................................................... 29

WEIGHT ESTIMATION........................................................................................................................... 42

POWER ESTIMATION AND SERVICE MARGINS ............................................................................ 56

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..............................................................2 8.......................3 8................................6 7.................................................................... 71 ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 ..........................................................................8 10................................................................................................................9 10......... 93 THE REGULATION OF SHIPPING ...............................................................................................................6 10.....................................................................................................................6 8................................ 121 BOOKS .........................................9 8 8.....4 10.................... 83 INTRODUCTION ........... 68 PRELIMINARY ESTIMATION OF PROPELLER DIAMETER ......9 11 12 12.................................................................................................. 66 AUXILIARY MACHINERY.................................................... 116 WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF FREEBOARD?....................................... 116 CURRENT REQUIREMENTS FOR FREEBOARD ............................................................................................................... 111 THE MOORSOM TONNAGE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM ........................................................................................................................................................... 84 CARGO HOLDS .............................................. 61 TRIAL AND SERVICE MARGINS .......3 10........................................... 119 FURTHER READING ..................................................CAPACITY CARRIER .......................................................................................................................................................2 4 __________________________________________________________________________________________ FRICTIONAL RESISTANCE..................................................................... 111 INTRODUCTION ... 111 PRESENT TONNAGE REGULATIONS ...................................................................................................................7 7............................................................. 60 RAPID POWER ESTIMATES FOR NEW SHIP DESIGNS ............................................. 67 ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ............................................................................................................1 8............ 114 THE ASSIGNMENT OF FREEBOARD ...........X 9....................7 9 9......................................................6 15 15............................................. 77 WORKED EXAMPLE ...................................................... 68 UNDAMPED ROLL MOTION IN STILL WATER ................. 85 ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENT ........................................... 83 TRIM ........... 59 RESIDUARY RESISTANCE ..........................................7 10............ 85 HATCHWAYS .............................................................................. 66 ESTIMATING HYDROSTATIC PROPERTIES AND INITIAL STABILITY ...................................................................... 116 WHAT IS FREEBOARD?...................................................5 14... 66 PRINCIPAL MAIN ENGINE SYSTEMS .. 83 LENGTH OF MACHINERY SPACE........................................................................................ 119 GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ASSIGNMENT OF FREEBOARD ......................................Y 10 10......................................................................... 84 STORAGE OF LIQUIDS......2 10............................................................................................................................................................................................5 10.............Marine Design 7............................. 83 LOCATION OF THE MACHINERY SPACE ......................................................................................................................8 7................................ 98 STATUTORY REGULATIONS .......... 121 SELECTION OF MAIN MACHINERY .....................1 14........................................1 10...............................................1 12............................ 116 THE DEVELOPMENT OF FREEBOARD RULES ................ 105 TONNAGE ................................................................................................................ 98 THE ROLE OF THE CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY ..................................................................................................................... 86 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CREW ACCOMMODATION .........................2 14..............................................................................................................................................................1 13..........................................3 13 13................................................................ 66 TYPES OF DIESEL ENGINE .........................5 8........................... 67 FUEL SYSTEM FUNCTIONS ....3 14 14..3 14................ 61 SPEED MARGINS ....................2 13.........4 14...................................................................................4 8................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 62 FACTORS IN THE CHOICE OF MAIN MACHINERY............................... 117 DETERMINATION OF MINIMUM FREEBOARD ...................................................................................................................................................1 15..................................................................................... 78 GENERAL ARRANGEMENT. 87 CAPACITY AND CENTRE OF VOLUME ESTIMATES .................................2 12...................5 7............................. 86 MORE COMPLEX GENERAL ARRANGEMENT PROBLEMS .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 101 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION (IMO).................................... 121 TECHNICAL PAPERS ....................................................................................................................................................

Contract & Detailed Design Elements of Shipping – Types of Ship Owners Requirements Displacement.Marine Design 5 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Topic Outlines Examinable Material 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Philosophy of Design Preliminary. Dimensions & Form Relationships Weight Estimation Powering Calculations Machinery Selection Approximate Hydrostatics General Arrangement For Information (Relevant to Ship Design Project) 11 12 13 14 Capacity Calculations Maritime Organisations & Regulation Tonnage Introduction to Freeboard ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .

technical information and imagination in the definition of a mechanical structure. machine or system to perform pre-specified functions with the maximum economy and efficiency. e) Mechanical Engineering Design is the use of scientific principles. mainly in the form of drawings and specifications (Graphics. 1. iterative process serving a bounded objective. The main duty of the chief designer is then to ensure proper co-ordination of the team members and to maintain a balanced overall view of the design. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . In this Class and the associated Design Projects Classes you will be largely working as individual designers practising the basic technical skills. c) Design is the optimum solution to the sum of the true needs of a particular set of circumstances. Often the designer must guide the original requirements to limit them to the possible. Here are some candidates for the position:a) Design is the visualisation and depiction of form. b) Communication to the builder.1 Philosophy of Design What is Design? Design and Designer tend to be overused words for which there are many definitions. His/her work can be split into three areas of activity:a) Decision-making regarding the physical form and dimensions of the product. d) Design is a creative. In later years of the course you can expect to work as Design Teams where some of the wider skills will be developed and tested. many of whose members will be specialists in one sub-section of the work. c) Responsibility for the achievement of the original requirements. 1. For peace of mind the successful chief designer must have an almost instinctive ability to notice errors and query impossible assumptions. Text and Computer Files).2 The Design Team In this class we are concerned with ships and other marine structures which are sufficiently large that they are unlikely to be designed by one person acting alone.Marine Design 6 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. However it is not always easy to agree on the right definition. b) Design is the mental process which must intervene between the conception of a specific engineering intention and the issue of drawings to the workshop. The Designer is clearly the paragon who carries out such tasks. This may involve taking all important decisions and examining the associated plans. The work must be shared by a team.

A philosophy does not determine the detailed action to be taken in particular applications. are common to all projects. Inventiveness . Choosing between alternatives. why you made it. concepts and methods which underpin a given branch of learning. These form the discipline of design. The feed-back mechanism is an essential component of both the philosophy and the discipline. in the sense of a body of broad principles. by and large. Iteration to solve problems followed by feedback of information from a later stage to review decisions made earlier.3 What is a Design Philosophy? Philosophy might seem a somewhat grand word to use in the context of design but. Many possible solutions may be processed in search of the one correct solution. a sub-stratum of lesser problems is uncovered. e) Decision-making. h) Creativity.Marine Design 7 __________________________________________________________________________________________ It is important always to be aware of these wider skills and to remember that when you make a decision you should record it and. aspects and concepts which reveal some of the general principles arising in design:a) Morphology. Used to establish the characteristics of the product which is the subject of the design. As the solution to one problem emerges. There is no single philosophy which satisfies all situations so the aim must be to develop a philosophy which leads to a consistent set of general principles on which the discipline can be based. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . be modified for future applications. it is a meaningful one to use. what is often more important. Solutions to these must be found before the original problem can be solved. The following is a list of terms. There is a pattern of events and activities which. This is the truly creative part of design . so that you can communicate it to someone else or accept responsibility for it at a later time and be able to justify it.obviously a highly desirable facility in a designer. b) Design Process. g) Synthesis. but it does lead to the development of theories. d) Convergence. c) Stratification. f) Analysis.putting together separate elements into a coherent whole. 1. A first shot must have been made at what the whole product will be like. rules and laws and to detailed methods of applying them. Probably this is the most characteristic part of design. This is a fundamental design tool because it forms the basis on which decisions can be made but it is not the starting point for a design. if necessary. This pragmatic approach requires that the outcome of applying the general principles in a particular situation must be evaluated against some appropriate criteria of success so that the principles and the associated discipline can.

The best available solution may be no more than the best compromise that can be made between conflicting qualities within the constraints. In design terms it may not be possible to devise the optimum solution. Design is not a static process. where the optimum is determined relative to many disparate constraints and on the basis of incomplete data. A design is a description of a product and the instructions for its manufacture. o) Criteria. Sometimes the criteria are subjective and qualitative . The owner of the end product must feel that it is worth the true cost of its acquisition. Change in requirements or solution is almost unavoidable. especially with a large and complex product. The need for the product must be clearly established before starting design work. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . When a product is part of a broader system (and very few exist in complete isolation) its design must take account of the impact of the rest of the system on it and vice versa. k) Dynamics. The quality of the end product depends critically on how well these two aspects are communicated. m) Economic Worth. p) Systems Approach. What can be achieved in design is determined not only by what is technologically practicable but also by the capabilities of the design team.the result of value judgements by those involved in the process. n) Optimisation. l) Need. j) Communication. The objective and quantitative measure of how successful or how near the optimum the design is.Marine Design 8 __________________________________________________________________________________________ i) Practicability.

The analogy of the Design Spiral can be extended to demonstrate the passage of time as the design progresses. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . detailed design. Rawson & Tupper and Buxton show the process starting at the centre of the spiral where very little information is known and proceeding outwards to represent the ever increasing amount of information generated by the design process. revised etc. Taggart shows the process starting at the outside of the spiral. and converging in to the single. The first period can be further divided into two stages: Design Build. final.Marine Design 9 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 2. The actual design process is not a single activity but for most ships consists of three or four distinct phases: Basic Design ( ( Contract Design Detailed Design Concept Design Feasibility Design Contract Design Detailed Design The three or four phases are conveniently illustrated in the Design Spiral as an iterative process working from owner's requirements to a detailed design. The owner is most concerned with the second period but the Naval Architect is more concerned with the first. Contract & Detailed Design Marine Design Process The life of a ship may be divided into two distinct parts: The period of Construction The period of Operation. Taggart and Rawson & Tupper). checked. Three sample design spirals are shown (Buxton. If a time axis is constructed at the centre of one of the figures perpendicular to the plane of the paper then as time passes between successive activities so the spiral is traced out on the surface of a cone. on a number of occasions throughout the design process in the light of the increased knowledge the designer(s) have about the ship. where many concept designs may exist. estimated. calculated. This class deals essentially with only the basic (or preliminary) design process which is considered to be completed when the characteristics of the ship which will satisfy the requirements given by the owner have been determined. In either representation it is clear that a series of characteristics of the ship are guessed. Naval Architects are concerned in both stages but the Designer is most involved in the first stage.1 Preliminary.

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from one place to another iv) To steer and to turn in all kinds of waters v) To be safe. Transition Design which groups all the systems present in a single constructional zone of the ship and integrates them to develop the most efficient manufacturing approach and Detailing or Work Instruction Design which translates the design intent into clear. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . as did the renowned W J M Rankine in the middle of the 19th Century. planning schedules. Detailed design. complete and accurate ordering or manufacturing information in the format and timescale required by the shipbuilding process. It is at this point that the decision to go ahead and build the ship can be taken.2 Detailed Definition of Phases of Ship Design Before looking at the specific features of preliminary design. no matter how logical and realistic they may be. it is expedient to reexamine the fundamental requirements for every ship. from which the production workforce actually build the ship. the following simple requirements for every ship: i) To float on or in water ii) To move itself or to be moved with handiness in any manner desired iii) To transport passengers or cargo or any other useful load. needs to get back to first principles every so often in the search to make nature serve. strong and comfortable in waves vi) To travel or to be towed swiftly and economically. 2. Every ship designer. under control at all times vii) To remain afloat and upright when not too severely damaged. The detailed design stage is devoted to the preparation of detailed working drawings. is often broken down into three parts Functional Design where each of the systems which contribute to the operation of the vessel are designed for function and performance on a ship-wide basis. itself.Marine Design 11 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Contract design involves the preparation of contract plans and specifications in sufficient detail to allow an accurate estimate of the cost and time of building the ship to be developed. material and equipment lists etc. in a few lines. It is not in the least beneath the designer's dignity or intelligence to write down.

Beam etc. hotel services. Marine Engineering.3 Basic or Preliminary Design Basic or preliminary design is the process of finding the set of principal characteristics of a ship which satisfies the requirements in the ship owner's proposal document. Indeed contracts may be placed with different designers for several different designs all satisfying the same commercial or military requirements. All of this must be done while remembering that the ship is but part of a transportation. preliminary arrangement of hull and machinery. The hull form can be based on a faired lines plan. industrial or service system which is expected to be profitable. The structural design will have taken account of structural details.Marine Design 12 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Several preliminary designs may be worked up. "real" plate thicknesses will inevitably induce minor but significant changes to layout. and main structure. the use of different types of steel and the spacing and type of framing. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . cargo capacity.all hopefully under the control of a Naval Architect. seakeeping and manoeuvrability. The completion of this phase should provide a precise definition of a vessel that will meet the owner's requirements and hence the basis for the development of the plans and specifications necessary for the agreement of a contract. freeboard and tonnage measurement. The work has expanded to the extent that it can no longer be progressed by one person or a handful of people. In Feasibility design (Preliminary design for Taggart) the most successful concept design is developed further to ensure that it can be turned into a real ship. Thus basic design includes the selection of ship dimensions. It now involves large teams representing all the main disciplines . Basic design includes both Concept design and Feasibility design In Concept design the aim is to explore both a basic design and systematic variations of it in order to find the effect of a small change in Length. Ship Structures. crew accommodation. seakeeping and manoeuvring may be based on model test results.4 Contract Design This involves one or more subsequent loops around the design spiral to further refine the basic design. each satisfying the requirements but differing in characteristics not specifically set out in the proposal such as type of propelling machinery These alternative designs or some of them may be taken as far as the contract design stage to ascertain the difference in cost and build time or the ability of particular shipbuilders to supply ships of the given characteristics. The correct selection will ensure the attainment of the owner's requirements such as deadweight. cargo handling capability. power (amount and type). weights and dimensions. In addition there must be checks of. Electrical Engineering and Systems Engineering . hull form. with the objective of finding the most effective or most economic solution. The effect of choosing "real" engines. A design variation which would not be economic in service or would not be profitable to build would be discarded while further variations might be applied to a design which survived this stage. speed and endurance as well as good stability (both intact and damaged).Naval Architecture. 2. Much of the background data used will be in the form of curves and formulae which allow simple methods to be used in the evaluation of the effects of variation. and the opportunity to modify. and powering.

It fixes the volumes given over to cargo. checking that the routes for critical piping systems do not clash or that high power electric cables do run alongside sensitive circuits carrying digital electronic control signals. that continuity of structure has been maintained and that doorways to accommodation do not have pillars or similar obstructions directly in front of them. fitters. Other checks would include ensuring that the correct structural detailing of cut outs. welders. The final General Arrangement is also developed now. water and store spaces and the areas devoted to crew accommodation. partly but not exclusively. In modern shipbuilding. The specification of the performance of every aspect of the ship. It is only at this stage that the prudent owner will become committed to buying the ship by the act of signing the contract 2. coppersmiths. turners. Work Instruction Design finalises details and material requirements on work instruction plans. platers. There is of course a clear role for the Naval Architect in assuring the quality of the detailed definition of the ship and in ensuring that the design intent of the concept has been carried through to the final stage. These are organised to suit the production process by providing manufacturing (part fabrication) and fitting (assembly) instructions which match the way the work is to be carried out. machinery and equipment is determined along with the necessary quality standards and the tests and trials needed to demonstrate the successful build of the ship. electricians and all the other trades without whom the ship could not be built. fuel. This means for example. This work is not really the province of the Naval Architect although a Naval Architect may well control the work of those who produce the drawings and instructions. plumbers. This concept and the benefits it brings were more fully developed in the class Marine Manufacturing. With functional requirements and component positions defined by the preceding design processes. brackets and compensation have always been employed.Marine Design 13 __________________________________________________________________________________________ A firm and reliable estimate of the weight and position of the centre of gravity of the Lightship. These form the detailed instructions for construction and installation that will be issued to shipwrights. This gives rise to the Transition Design phase of Detailed Design where the manufacturing information for all the systems in a single constructional block or zone is extracted from the design information prepared or being prepared on a ship-wide basis for each individual system. In traditional shipbuilding no thought was given as to how best to build the ship until all the drawings were complete by which time it was too late to make any changes. its outfit. assisted by computer it is practical to consider planning the build process alongside the design process to ensure that the detailed design information is made available to match the production process both in timescale and in method. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .5 Detailed Design The final stage of ship design is the development of detailed working drawings. taking account of major items in the ship is a clear requirement at this stage. machinery and cargo handling equipment.

rather elderly. The contribution of sea transport to the world economy is clearly vast when we take gross tonnage as a measure of the relative size of ships.1 Elements of Shipping – Types of Ship General Ships are a sub-set of the set of transport vehicles which have the feature that they carry their cargo over water. Ships for transport make up just under half of the world fleet by number but nearly 90% by gross tonnage. The gaps may be caused by economic factors as well as technical ones but developments tend to remove them. figure “Specific Resistance of Single Vehicles” shows one such illustration . as are the gaps between vehicles.the domain of each vehicle is shown. or by producing new ones. Care does have to be taken over what is meant by the size of a ship and some key definitions are also given. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . either by adjustments to existing vehicles.Marine Design 14 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 3 3.2 Ships Ships are the main type of sea transport vehicle. The figure “World Fleet of Marine Vehicles” shows a breakdown of all seagoing self-propelled marine vehicles into a variety of categories. One. The different characteristics of the various types of transport vehicle can be illustrated in many ways. 3. For a new type of vehicle to prosper it must either fill a gap on such a diagram or have an economic advantage over the existing vehicle.

They complement one another to produce the tonnemiles which can be moved in a given time. Thus the weight carried is not a function of the speed of the ship.Marine Design 15 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Most ships for transport are displacement craft and support the weight of their structure and contents by displacing a volume of water of equal weight. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Speed may also be interpreted as the rapidity of turn round in port as well as the more obvious rate of crossing the sea. A Table of Particulars of Some Sea Transport Vehicles is included to indicate the size and range of size of merchant ships. but none the less displacement and speed are the basic characteristics of any ship.

Outline General Arrangement drawings of a number of ship types are shown to illustrate the relative distribution of volume above and below the design waterline. When the cargo is dense then it demands a considerable displacement for its support and most of the ship is below water. The stowage rate for passengers is much more variable. on the other hand. its cost and so on. when laden are mainly below the water surface. Typical values range between 6 and 30 m3/tonne. All cargoes (including passengers) have a certain density as does the seawater in which the ship floats.in units of m3/tonne.5 m3/tonne. its length. Oil Tanker Cruise Ship Cargo is usually assessed by its Stowage Rate . ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Ore represents a dense cargo with a stowage rate of about 0. demand a lot of space and do not like it to be below the waterline. Passengers. the Ferry and the Warship. are mainly above the water surface.Marine Design 16 __________________________________________________________________________________________ The displacement of a ship reflects its size for all ship types but a simple visual comparison of size between different types is often misleading. in contrast. The Oil Tanker and Submarine.the inverse of density . Thus a great deal of a passenger ship is above water. like weapons on a warship. like the iceberg. depending as it does on the nature of the voyage.

B. such as the English Channel. Among the factors which influence the relationships are Propulsion. These limits are hard to overcome but dredging and blasting can be used. No port limitation is permanent . including Port Development. 3.000 tonnes deadweight. draught restrictions begin at about 25 metres corresponding to 350. Long experience.especially between “Deadweight” carriers and “Capacity” carriers Physical restrictions are important and may affect any dimension but in merchant ships draught is usually the one first affected. .say up to 1. Restrictions imposed by the Suez and Panama Canals and perhaps by such secondary channels as the St Lawrence Seaway come into effect next.they alter as time passes or the port goes out of business. marketed and distributed. Part loads are now seen as uneconomic.000 tonnes deadweight. especially on the size of ships. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .Marine Design 17 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Safety demands that some part of the ship shall project above the water. In some of them. Breadth. Changes to the Panama Canal would be almost prohibitively expensive and so the ships must remain within the canal limits or accept that the only way of getting from the East Coast of the American Continent to the West Coast is the long way round by Cape Horn. At present the "Suezmax" limit is about 180. The ultimate limits are set by the main sea-lanes of the world. collected.000 tonnes deadweight and the "Panamax" limit is about 75. together with scientific effort and a good deal of experimental work. T and D).000 tonnes deadweight . Breadth and length may not indicate a significantly larger vessel before restriction is imposed on them too. Seaworthiness.are not outweighed by the improved operating costs. For many years a class of cargo ship – the Open Shelter Decker – deliberately avoided such subdivision to minimise its tonnage – used as a measure of its earning capacity – and this philosophy was also applied to Ro-Ro ships with the serious consequences which are now familiar to all.000. shows that these dimensions must bear appropriate relationships to each other if a successful ship is to emerge. stored. The amount that does project must fulfil at least the minimum international standards for reserve of buoyancy. Stability. The size of the ship must match the size of the consignment in which the cargo can be produced. Older port restrictions may affect draught at about 10 metres or 15000 tonnes deadweight. Draught and Depth (L. A set of relationships between the principal dimensions for the main types of merchant ships have been derived and show significant differences between ship types . Cargo Considerations and Geography.4 Cargo Considerations Cargo has an important bearing on ship design.3 Ship Size and Dimensions The principal dimensions of a ship are Length. However it cannot be assumed that the more of a ship that projects above the water the safer it is because not all of the superstructure may be strong enough or well enough subdivided to provide such buoyancy. At present this is the largest economic size of vessel built and it may be that the costs of developing all the facilities for even larger vessels. 3.

shape and speed among other quantities but resistance per unit of displacement remains fairly constant if the Froude Number v//gL is constant. Bulk carriers have similarly large hatch openings but a different hold cross section to restrain their cargoes from movement in a seaway and to ensure that most of it can be removed by grab descending through the hatchway.Marine Design Only non-perishable bulk commodities can be gathered together in large enough quantities to take advantage of the economies of scale possible with very large ships. Similar considerations apply to the structure of ships. in large quantities in simple. The General Cargo ship and the Container ship both need large hatch openings in the upper deck to load/unload their cargo and also require holds of reasonably rectangular cross section to stow the cargo. The container ship secures the economies of scale for the small consignment and provides a measure of security for those of relatively high value. Low value. Oil Tanker and Container ship are given. 18 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. while high value or time dependent cargoes travel much faster. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Hence an increase in size makes possible a corresponding increase in speed without particular change in specific resistance although the total resistance will naturally rise. Representations of the most common types – General Cargo. almost box shaped vessels. Bulk Carrier.5 Size and Speed Total resistance to the forward motion of a ship is a complicated function of size. in small quantities in much more complex vessels. typified by their midship sections.6 Structural Arrangements It is clear that in much of ship design “form follows Function”. 3. nonperishable cargoes travel slowly.

___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .Marine Design 19 __________________________________________________________________________________________ The Oil Tanker needs no significant hatch opening since its cargo is pumped in and out. Shown here is a traditional “single skin” tanker. Most newly built Tankers now have a double skin (and the cross section looks like a container ship with the deck entirely plated over) to protect the environment in case of collision or grounding.

Marine Design 20 __________________________________________________________________________________________ From ‘Basic Ship Theory’ by Rawson & Tupper (Note that in Col 3 (Tanker) of Table 15.6 and not as shown.) ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Fuel & Fresh Water would be more realistic if taken as 0. 4.1. 0.8.3. the percentages for Crew.

∴ Deadmass Ratio (D.025*132*21.22/9. Take L/B = = (the middle of the range of 14500 t ships) = 2.2 = 9.7 Worked Example .Marine Design 21 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 3.2 = Take B/T = 21. Hence T v2/g*Fn2 = 7.77 21470 tonnes (A close result!) If you are not so fortunate with your first choice then select two further values of CB and corresponding Fn from the figures.68*0. 15.29*9. Then plot displacement against Length and pick off the Length which gives the desired displacement.8.3 of this section.2 m/sec 0.29 m 132/6. ∆ = ρLBTCB = ρL3CB/(L/B)2(B/T) Alternatively.68 m 21.) = 14500/0.77 and corresponding = 7.5144 * 14 L = Fn = v/√(gL) ∴ v in m/sec.R.Deadweight Carrier Using the data in Figures 15. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Fn (design) = v/√ (gLdesign) and so the correct CB can be read from Figure A and a check made on displacement. in a similar way to the plot against Length shown above. displacement may be plotted against CB.29/2. From Table A . then find the dimensions and displacement of your two additional trial ships as above.500 tonnes deadweight and 14 knots service speed.202 = L in m 6. From Figure C.2 132 m g in m/sec2. Hence B Similarly.675 21481 tonnes Fn = 0.9 and in Table 15. estimate the principal dimensions of a general cargo ship of 14.2 Design Displacement From Figure A.81*0. 14 knots Take CB = = 0.675 = = 0. and the design value found.2 = = Now check ∆ = ρLBTCB 1.

4 * 8 * 0.025 * 147.784 0.718 0.Marine Design 22 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 3.696 0.67 = = 0.6 m = = 6 + (L/9) ρLBTCB 1.622 and = = = CB 22. Assume Deadweight/Displacement Ratio (DWR) and B = 6 + (L/9) m Displacement (∆) = 13000/0.025*L*(6 + (L/9))*8) = 1.67 19403 t ∆ = ρLBTCB = ∴ CB = Also.8 Second Worked Example .715 (1) (2) ∆/(ρL(6 + (L/9)T) = 1.Deadweight Carrier Estimate the dimensions of a dry cargo ship of 13.68v/√(gL) CB (from 2) 0.1.1.729 = m 0.68 Fn L (m) 140 150 160 CB (from 1) 0.705 0. CB For ρL(6 + (L/9))TCB = 19403/(1.4 Hence.08 .08 .000 tonnes deadweight at a maximum draught of 8 metres and with a service speed of 15 knots.715 19384 tonnes Sufficiently close! ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .6 * 22. L B ∆ = 147.

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2 The Owner's Requirements The practice followed by owners in stating their requirements for a new ship varies widely and statements of requirements can range between the briefest outline and the most detailed specification (sometimes so restrictive as apparently leaving the ship designer little scope to apply his/her skills). an outline arrangement and specification. namely. In general the stages leading up to the request for a new design are the same for merchant ships as for warships with the important difference that warships are built for a government whereas merchant ships are normally built for a private owner.Marine Design 25 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 4 4. the requirements should lay down what the owner wants in the following categories. availability and utility of the ship. it would also be helpful for an opinion to be included on the aspect of cost. It is based on future expectation of demand in the trade under consideration and chance is often as likely to make the forecast correct as foresight. sometimes supplemented by technical advice from a naval architecture consultancy. a consultant or a shipbuilder may carry out this stage of the process. Ideally.offered to a number of shipbuilders . he/she arrives at the conclusion that new ships are required either now or very shortly for the satisfactory conduct of the business. 4. An owner’s naval architect. remains an inexact science.or simply given to a preferred shipbuilder for costing. the performance. developments in international trade etc. main dimensions. the state of their part of the shipping market. The Performance category includes such aspects as: Amount and type of cargo to be carried How the cargo is to be handled Turn-round times Trade Routes and Trading Pattern Ship Speed required at sea Distance between fuelling and storing ports ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . If the shipowner is happy with the design it may be put out to tender . The most forward looking owners will have based their requirements on a careful analysis of their needs or on market research but this cannot always be taken for granted.1 Owners Requirements & the Formulation of the Design Introduction A design begins with the preparation of a set of "Owner's Requirements" for a merchant ship or "Staff Requirements" for a warship. In commercial ship design the demand for a new design usually originates with the chief executive responsible for the operation of a company's ships. These characteristics will be set out in the form of a statement of requirements which will form the basis of the preliminary design. With the aid of his/her staff. especially for merchant ships. From information which becomes available on such matters as the economics of operating the existing fleet. Once the Requirements are drawn up the Naval Architect can start to prepare a preliminary design which aims to fix displacement. he/she arrives at the operating characteristics of the proposed ships and the number required. Once the cost is agreed the builder will progress the design to produce a package of manufacturing information which suits his building methods. The preparation of these requirements. powering.

How much afloat? How much ashore? Standard or Extended periods between Dockings? What emphasis is to be placed on reliability . The Utility category includes such aspects as: Flexibility . it is clear that improved reliability is an essential step in maintaining an economic and competitive fleet. systems and equipment already at sea in ships.whatever choice the owner makes about Deadweight or Speed he/she wants the ship to survive for a reasonable length of economic life and no-one deliberately designs an unsafe ship.B. and together they fix the type of ship that must be used. Availability and Utility requirements.ability to change role as in the O.Marine Design 26 __________________________________________________________________________________________ The Availability category includes such aspects as: Maintenance Policy . public concern is leading to a greater pressure for these to become explicit requirements as well. Stability and Safety are requirements which must also be addressed during preliminary design. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . The fundamental explicit requirements which should be addressed in preliminary design are: Cargo Deadweight Cargo Capacity Speed at Sea Endurance The first two are related by the Cargo Stowage Factor = Cargo Capacity/Cargo Deadweight. Although few shipowners or shipbuilders have such information. However. or Ro-Ro Ship Ability to load/discharge cargo using on-board equipment Ability to use canals or waterways without restriction The Cost category includes the aspects of: Initial Cost Running Costs Maintenance Costs Finance Depreciation All of these form part of the Life-cycle Cost and a common overall objective is to reduce them to a minimum consistent with meeting the Performance.O.is any redundancy required in machinery and systems? The evaluation of availability is a recent development in the field of shipping and requires access to a database of information on the performance of machinery. They are traditionally regarded as being implicit to the process .

and for which the deadweight. They range from ore at 0. A third fundamental ship type is the "Linear Dimension" ship where the design process proceeds directly from the linear dimensions of the cargo. Total Enclosed 3 Volume/Displacement is about 1.its deck cargo is reasonably well protected because it is inside a container.rather the main dimensions must be close to discrete values related to multiples of the dimensions of the containers which are to be carried. The modern bulk cargo ships – Dry Bulk Carrier and Oil Tanker – are designed to carry a range of cargoes with a stowage factor of less than 1. Depending on the range of stowage factor of the cargo on offer this yardstick may be of some value but as we shall see it cannot be applied sensibly in all cases. an item or items of equipment. This is where the container ship demonstrates one of its advantages . General Cargo. If the cargo density is so low that the vessel has unused deadweight remaining then deck cargo could be carried but it would not be protected from the weather or the sea. The separate stowage factors for cargo and the remainder of the ship are close to this figure. Many cargoes 3 3 fall into this category.6 m3/tonne so that the ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .4 Deadweight or Volume? 3 Seawater has a stowage factor of 0. nor are the dimensions capable of continuous variation . Any given ship type aims to be best in its own trade. Container Ship. Tanker. That means that the cargo capacity and cargo deadweight are both at their limits when the ship is at its load draught. However in Design it can also refer to the more fundamental distinction between the Deadweight Carrier and the Volume (or Capacity) Carrier. The vehiclecarrying Ferry is another example of this type.3 Ship Type The best known subdivision of Ship type is by its obvious function such as Bulk Carrier.5 m /tonne. Ferry and so on.9754 m /tonne. Hence the least overall stowage factor for a ship i.5 or 1. ports etc. In the normal manner however as the average cargo density decreases the ship will 3 become full and down with cargo stowing at about 1.25 m /tonne. The empty space can be put to some use as it allows the cargo to be distributed within the ship in such a way as to minimise problems of strength and stability and perhaps segregate cargo and ballast spaces. Cruise Liner. A minimum reserve of buoyancy is required when laden. Hence if the cargo to be carried is more dense than (stows closer than) this figure then empty space in the hold is inevitable.6 m /tonne. The Container Ship is an example of this kind of vessel as neither the deadweight nor the capacity are directly related to the dimensions. A widely accepted measure of efficiency is that the ship should be "full and down".e.5 m /tonne to oil at about 1. 4. However convenience in working cargo may demand that it be concentrated and the strength advantages can be lost.Marine Design 27 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. or from restrictions set by canals. capacity and sometimes the speed are the outcome of the design instead of the main factors which determine it. If draught is restricted but economy of scale demands a large ship and depth remains proportional to length because of strength considerations then spare space will be automatic.

The cargo liner whose trade has been extensively taken over by the container ship often carried cargoes of high value but low density (including passengers). especially as it will vary over the vessel's life due to alterations in trading patterns. In the case of the traditional general cargo ship or high speed cargo liner (now obsolete) erections were added .either on a ferry or on a "Bulk Car Carrier". Passengers too have a high stowage factor as is made obvious by the extensive superstructures to be found on cross-channel ferries and cruise liners. This type of ship was designed with several tween decks above each hold to ensure that adequate volume (capacity) was available to protect from the weather all the cargo carried. Bridge and Forecastle . 3 ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .3 m /tonne an additional tier of erections is usually required. As a consequence they are box like single deck ships with a relatively simple structural arrangement. Such a cargo is rare but one example is Bananas with a factor of 4.typically in the form of Poop.9 m /tonne although an intermediate value could be obtained by covering less than the full length of the ship.0 3 m /tonne and another is the car .Marine Design 28 __________________________________________________________________________________________ amount of cargo they can carry is solely determined by their deadweight. The volume generated by adopting a satisfactory height of tween deck tended to cause a jump in the stowage factor to 3 about 1. An exact estimate of cargo stowage factor is hard to make.but more commonly recently simply a shelter deck. If the cargo stowage factor exceeds 2. However it is worth noting that cargo deadweight can always be gained in the short term at the expense of carrying less fuel and bunkering more frequently while additional covered capacity is expensive to provide. The presence of this first tier of erections on the freeboard deck allowed the carriage of additional deadweight but enclosed volume (capacity) increased faster and the cargo stowage factor rose.

Deadweight is the variable part of the displacement. (The Lightweight represents the fixed part of the displacement. Design Displacement = Deadweight = Cargo Deadweight (Payload) + Fuel Oil + Diesel Oil + Lubricating Oil + Hydraulic Fluid + Boiler Feed Water + Fresh Water + Crew & Effects + Stores ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .lightweight and deadweight. Design Deadweight (Total Deadweight) is the difference between the Design Displacement and the Lightweight In general. crew.1 Estimating Principal Dimensions Displacement. The difficulty in creating clear-cut definitions of weight groups can make comparison of figures from different sources difficult and often dangerous.025 tonne/m Lightweight is the weight of the vessel complete and ready for sea with fluids in systems. In naval practice the subdivisions are set out in great detail but for merchant ships there is no commonly agreed breakdown other than the large groups associated with preliminary design.) Lightweight = + + Steel Weight Outfit Weight (Including Refrigeration & Insulation) Machinery Weight (Refrigeration & Insulation Weight may be taken with Outfit.e. In Preliminary Design the following definitions and subdivisions are customarily used: Design Displacement or Full Load Displacement is the displacement of the ship at 3 its Summer Load Draught in salt water of density 1. water or fuel in storage tanks is on board. Displacement = Lightweight + Deadweight Lightweight + Design Deadweight In particular. In this respect large groups are likely to provide better agreement than small ones but they will be less amenable to analysis and control. or may be made a separate group) Deadweight is the difference between the Displacement at any draught and the Lightweight i. Each of these can in turn be subdivided for analysis and control. baggage. settling tanks and ready-use tanks at their working levels. passengers. Lightweight and Deadweight The load displacement of a ship is made up of two components .Marine Design 29 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 5 5. as above. No cargo. consumable stores.

If.58 .0. an increase in speed will call for an increase in power.Marine Design + + * Spare Gear Water Ballast * 30 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Water ballast is only carried if required to achieve a particular trim or draught/trim combination. The increased power will increase the machinery weight and so decrease the available deadweight. The quoted figures indicate considerable variation in the value of DWR for similar ships. Cargo Deadweight is sometimes referred to as Payload. an increase required in the amount of fuel to be carried.0. The Deadweight/Displacement Ratio is used to obtain the first approximation to Displacement for a given Deadweight.62 . It is not normally carried in the Full Load Condition.72 . It may decrease the Cargo Deadweight even further if there is. If cargo deadweight is available then it may be used but as the value will be taken from data on existing ships the designer must be sure of the figures being used. its speed.84 0. endurance and quality.0. the Block Coefficient is reduced to allow a slight increase in speed for no increase in power then the displacement is reduced but there is scarcely any decrease in Lightweight and again the deadweight is reduced. Cargo Deadweight will include passengers and their effects if they are carried.80 . ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . on the other hand. in addition. 5.60 0. These factors partly account for the variation in DWR between different ship types as well as within any one ship type. It is often based on total deadweight rather than the more logical choice of cargo deadweight because total deadweight is a more readily available figure being independent of the amount of fuel etc.72 0.0. For a given set of dimensions.78 . Generally speaking.77 0. carried. slower and more basic the ship the higher the value of the ratio.2 Deadweight/Displacement Ratio This ratio is a common starting point for a design although an immediate choice of main dimensions based on past practice is sometimes taken as a short cut. the larger. The Ratio will vary with the type of ship. The data would normally be recorded as a graph of Deadweight Ratio against Deadweight.0. DWR = Deadweight/Displacement Typical values of DWR for a range of ship types are as followReefer General Cargo Ore Carrier Bulk Carrier Tanker 0. Among the factors which account for this variation are: 1) Ship Speed and Block Coefficient.86 In a preliminary design it is wise to consider how the ratio may vary from the chosen type ship and be prepared to correct the resulting displacement at a later stage of the design process if necessary.

Marine Design 31 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 2) Voluntary reduction of draught. 1998) ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . in service. 4) Variations in construction method. Thus the vessel. 5) Variations in Outfit Specification. Practical Ship Design. (From Watson. A Refrigerated Cargo Ship (or Reefer) will have a greater outfit weight than the equivalent General Cargo Ship and so carry less Deadweight on a given Load Displacement. For example the Ore Carrier requires to have a much heavier bottom structure than a non-ore carrying Bulk Carrier because of the local intensity of loading arising from the very dense ore. is carrying less deadweight than it might theoretically be able to 3) Variations in propulsion machinery. There can be a significant difference in machinery weight between an installation using a slow speed diesel engine and one using medium or high-speed engines. The operating draught may be less than the maximum allowed by freeboard rules or by the choice of scantlings. Similarly a Bulk Carrier with cargo handling gear is likely to have reduced deadweight when compared with a gearless vessel (one without cargo handling gear). Once the displacement has been derived then each of the principal dimensions can be considered in turn.

On the other hand. However that is not the case and ship size associated with desirable characteristics for resistance and propulsion is used to fix a first approximation to the length. 5.3 Length Length is probably the most expensive dimension to provide and is governed in part by size and in part by speed. the Block Coefficient of the ship up to the upper deck. It is expensive in terms of steel weight and building costs and were it not for hydrodynamic considerations the ideal length might well be taken to be the cube root of the volume of displacement. B/T. Adjustments are then made above or below this value to account for the relative importance of frictional and wavemaking resistance and to meet any physical restrictions imposed by canals. A number of formulae for the initial determination of Length will be given later. Unless there are over-riding dimensional constraints such as the width of a dock entrance or the water depth at a harbour mouth then both B and T can be determined knowing a typical value of the ratio between them.Marine Design 32 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Length (L) and CB. increasing Breadth and reducing Draught may have an adverse effect on the resistance and propulsion characteristics of the vessel.4 Breadth. 5. A good first approximation is to take T = 0. Depth is also constrained by the need for a minimum freeboard over the draught. The final choice of Breadth. Draught and Depth is also influenced by stability considerations where increasing Breadth and/or reducing Depth will lead to an increase in initial stability. Depth (D) may be determined in a similar way if a requirement for total internal volume is known and an estimate is made of CBD. The choice of Length and Block Coefficient (CB) are closely related and are dependent on Speed and Froude Number. Alternatively B may be determined from a typical value of L/B and hence T can be found.70 D. ports. Draught and Depth Given the Volume of Displacement. then the value of the product of Breadth (B) and Draught (T) is determined.5 Overall Limits on Dimensions For many ships the maximum dimensions are restricted by navigational features of the routes they must use: Depth of Channels. Size of Canals or Seaways and their associated Locks Clear Height under Bridges The limiting dimensions for some of the world's most significant canals are given in the following table: ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . docks and ship handling.

Marine Design 33 __________________________________________________________________________________________ St Lawrence Seaway Kiel Canal Panama Canal Suez Canal Length (m) 222. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .1 5. Professor Schneekluth discovered that ships which are optimum in meeting shipping company requirements are about 10% longer than those designed for minimum production cost.2 if the block coefficient has the approximate value of CB = 0. In the course of his research.3 71.3 C Where ∆ is the Displacement in tonnes Vt is the Trial Speed in knots and C is a constant = 3.5 < Vt < 18. Posdunine LBP = C ( Vt / (Vt+2) ) 2 1/3 Where Vt is the Trial Speed of the vessel in knots and is the Volume of Displacement in cubic metres. They all come with "standard" values of their constants.5 235. Ayre LBP / 1/3 = 3.5 32.5 No Limit Breadth (m) 23.0 (Loaded) Draught (m) 7.0 289.33 + 1.25 is applicable to cargo ships where 15.67 Vt / √LBP Where Vt is the Trial Speed of the vessel in knots and is the Volume of Displacement in cubic metres.145/Fn within the range 0. LBP = ∆0.5 12.5 C can also be determined from a basis ship Schneekluth Professor Schneekluth of Aachen University of Technology derived the following from economic considerations.6 Formulae for Length The following empirical formulae have been developed over the years to help in the initial estimation of Length.0 (Ballast) 50. but each can (and should) be fine tuned to match modern design practice by using a particular prototype or basis ship to derive a new value for the constant.16 32.3 Vt0.85 C can also be determined from a basis ship.8 16.4 < CB < 0.92 9.0 12. C = 7.

03 depending on V/ √Lf or Fn and V is speed in knots.0. G. Watson (based on a Figure in the1977 RINA Paper by Watson & Gilfillan). with Speed and Length is shown in a diagram taken from ‘Practical Ship Design’ by D. Lf is length in feet v is speed in metres/second. L is length in metres 2 g is acceleration due to gravity in metres/second The mean line shown in the diagram can be approximated by the equation:CB = 0. It is therefore still quite useful to the designer.1. M.7 Block Coefficient The variation of Block Coefficient. Hence evaluate the LHS and arrive at a value for LBP say LBP'.7 + 0.68 Fn where K varies from 1.12 to 1. When the difference between the two values is sufficiently small then take LBP = LBP''. or both. Put this value into the RHS and find a new value for LBP say LBP''. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . However it appears to give initial estimates of length which are consistent with modern practice despite its age. 5. Over the years segments of the curve appropriate to particular ship types have been presented as linear relationships known as "Alexander Formulae" of the form: CB = K .Marine Design 34 __________________________________________________________________________________________ This relation must be solved iteratively. It must be said that it is not so easy to "fine tune" the Ayre formula to a particular basis ship because it uses two numeric coefficients and it is not obvious whether one alone should be adjusted. CB.125 tan-1((23-100Fn)/4) where the term in brackets is taken in radians. Assume a value for LBP and put it into the RHS.5 V/ √Lf or CB = K . Compare LBP'' with LBP'.

For vessels with lengths between 30 m and 130 m the formula: L/B = 4 + 0.30 ) reasonably represents the available data. Small craft (under 30 m in length) remain reasonably directionally stable and steerable with L/B = 4. In consequence these ships have accepted a larger B/T ratio giving them a smaller than usual L/B ratio but they appear to run into directional stability problems at L/B slightly above 5. A small number of the largest VLCC’s find their maximum draught limited by the need to pass through some of the shallower of the world’s “Deep Water Channels” such as the English Channel or the Malacca Straits.8 Length/Breadth Ratio In another diagram taken from the same paper the variation of L/B ratio with length is shown.Marine Design 35 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 5.025 ( L . ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . The typical value of L/B increases to about 6.0. probably because they have little or no parallel body and generally low values of CB.5 at 130 m and maintains that value as length increases further.

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Naturally the total must equal the design displacement. The first is to sum the weights of all the items built into the ship. Rudder Stock(s) and Shaft Brackets. For a vessel whose Lightship is a relatively small part of the full load displacement a value of about 2% of Lightship is likely to be appropriate.Marine Design 42 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 6 6. 6.2 Steel Weight Representing principally the hull structure: - Plates and sections forming Shell. Bulkheads.1 Weight Estimation Basic Approach There are two basic approaches to estimating the weight of a ship. Seats for equipment & Appendages together with Forgings/Castings for Stem. The second approach is thus the one we will consider here. Sternframe. The second is to employ a system of scaling or proportioning from the weights of a known basis ship to the new design based on the ratios between principal characteristics of the two vessels. If it does not the required cargo deadweight will not be obtained and either a larger or a smaller ship is required. Superstructure(s).5 cm thus limiting the accuracy of any weight. Upper Deck. Once the first choice of main dimensions has been made these are used to make weight estimates for each group weight of the design displacement. Girders. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .) Initially considering the Lightship: LIGHTSHIP = + + + Steel Weight Outfit Weight Machinery Weight Margin (Ws) (Wo) (Wm) The Margin is an essential part of the weight make up as it allows for errors and omissions in the remainder of the calculations. Iteration may be necessary to arrive at a set of dimensions which ensure that the sum of the weights making up the ship (its design displacement) exactly * equals the buoyancy offered by the hull at its design draught. The first approach will only give an answer when the ship is complete and so is too late to be of value to the designer. Outer Bottom. This is because it is practically impossible to determine the draught of a ship to better than ± 0. Inner Bottom. Let us look at each Weight Group in turn. Where the Lightship is a much greater proportion of the full load displacement and a weight over-run would be seriously embarrassing then a greater percentage may be chosen. (* Exactly in preliminary design means Displacement = Buoyancy ± Error where Error is approximately ½ of the tonnes per cm immersion of the vessel at its design waterline. Tween Decks.

The use of this method implies accurate knowledge of past similar ships as no account is taken of changes to major items of steelwork such as number of bulkheads or number of decks. In addition the Hull Girder Bending Moment will tend to increase at a faster rate than Length. Overall an increase in Length will produce a greater than ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Once again. dimensional changes of up to 10% can be allowed for. Bulkheads etc. An increase in Length will lead to an increase in the weight of all elements of the hull . Side Shell. Correction Factors :Form Correction = 1 + ½CB* 1 + ½CB (L*/D*) ½ (L/D) ½ L/D Correction = b) Rate per Metre Difference Method This is a slightly more refined system than the Cubic Number Method being able to take account of the different effects of changes in the principal dimensions. For a good level of accuracy changes in L. B or D from the basis ship should be no more than 10% but often the method is applied outwith such limits. Bending Moment ∝ ∆L = ρLBTCBL ∝ L 2 Therefore there may be an increase in the thickness of the plating used in the Bottom and the Upper Deck in order to increase the Hull Girder Section Modulus to resist the increasing Bending Moment.Marine Design 43 __________________________________________________________________________________________ We will consider two ways to calculate the Steel Weight just now: a) Cubic Number Method The principle of this method is that Ws = Cubic Number Coefficient x LBD x Correction Factors where LBD/100 is the Cubic Number This is applied as follows Ws* = Ws x L*B*D* LBD x Correction Factors where * denotes a dimension or property of the new design.Bottom. The basis of the method is that the effect on the Steel Weight of change in each of the three principal dimensions can be weighted by different amounts. Decks.

B δD = D* . An increase in Depth will increase the weight of Side Shell and Bulkheads but will cause little or no change to the Bottom or Decks except that plating thickness may be reduced while still providing the same Hull Girder Section Modulus.95.725 and Ws = 1521 tonnes.735 ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .5 m.L δB = B* . Overall an increase in Breadth will produce a roughly proportionate increase in Ws. b = 0.71 m.1) + 1} x Form Correction Example A basis ship has the following characteristics: L = 104.Marine Design proportionate increase in Ws.45. per one metre change in breadth is 0. D* the change in each dimension is given by: δL = L* . D = 9. B.95 for Breadth and 0. D has a steel weight of Ws tonnes then the rates per metre for each of the dimensions are: a Ws/L.0 m. 44 __________________________________________________________________________________________ An increase in Breadth will increase the weight of Bottom. where a = 1.D Then Ws* = {a(Ws/L)δL + b(Ws/B)δB + c(Ws/D)δD + Ws} x Form Correction = Ws {a((L*/L) .45 for Length.e. B*. B = 15.95 Ws/B and per one metre change in Depth is 0.45 Ws/L.26 m. A new ship has the following characteristics: L* = 114.1) + c((D*/D) .65 for Depth. Typical values of the weighting factors are 1. B* = 16. the rate of change of steel weight per one metre change in length is 1.86 m.08 m and CB = 0.65 Ws/D A Form Correction is applied for change in Block Coefficient as for the Cubic Number Method If a ship of dimensions L. b Ws/B.65 For a new ship of dimensions L*. Decks and Bulkheads but will have little effect on the weight of the Side Shell. D* = 10.1) + b((B*/B) . CB = 0. 0. c Ws/D c = 0. Overall this should lead to the increase in Ws being less than proportional to the increase in Depth. i.

1 Weighting Factors Products Form Correction Ws* 0.735 ½ Ratio of Dimensions 1.08 x (1 + ½ x 0.26) = 1521 x 1.0057 = 1975 tonnes Rate Per Metre Difference Method L Basis Ship New Ship 104.71 16.088 0.0 114. e.0037 = 1942 tonnes More refined methods may be used if a better breakdown of the steel weight of the basis ship is available.057 = 0.069 + D 9.101 (Ratio) .g.073 0.45 0.272) x 1.0037 1 + ½ x 0.5 B 15.95 0.725) (104/9.Marine Design 45 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Find Ws* using both estimation methods Cubic Number Method Ws* = Ws x L*B*D* x CB Correction x L/D Correction LBD = 1521 x 114.146 + = 1 + ½ x CB* = 1 + ½ x 0.2862 x 1.0037 x 1.272 CB 0.26 10.65 0.725 0.101 1.735 = 1.26 (1 + ½ x 0.08 1.86 x 10.86 1.71 x 9.5 x 16.: Upper Deck Tween Deck Inner Bottom Outer Bottom Side Shell Bulkheads Superstructure ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .073 0.5/10.725 1 + ½ x CB = 1521 x ( 1 + 0.088 0.735) x (114.08) ½ 104 x 15.

Cargo handling equipment. Tween Deck(s) and Inner Bottom will tend to vary only with L x B and block coefficient. the steel weight is 2382 tonnes by Wehkamp/Kerlen or 2884 tonnes by Carryette. paint. deck.Marine Design 46 __________________________________________________________________________________________ A square number approach is probably appropriate for each of the above elements of the structure. firefighting equipment. doors. Equipment and facilities in the living quarters (such as furniture. except Superstructure.0832 X e 2 -5. while Side Shell will follow L x D and block coefficient. sanitary installations. steering gear.3 Outfit Weight Outfit can be considered to include: Hatch covers.72 [0. Two of the latter. breadth and height of the superstructure. Superstructure(s) can be treated using their own mini cubic number lsbshs. applicable to Cargo Ships are:Wehkamp/Kerlen Ws = 0.73 x 10-7 where X = ( LPP B/12) √CB and Carryette Ws = CB 2/3 3 (L B /6) D 0. bulkhead & deckhead coverings & insulation and non-steel compartment boundaries) and Miscellaneous items (such as anchoring & mooring equipment. Bulkhead weight will tend to vary with B x D. ventilation & air conditioning. D = 11. hold ventilation and radio & radar equipment) ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .002(L/D) + 1] 2 Taking the SD14 as an example where L = 137. Shipyard data provided for use in a Ship Design Project based on the SD14 gave the ‘real’ steelweight as 2505 tonnes. where ls.7438. galley equipment. lifesaving equipment.bs and hs are the mean values of length.5 m. For the Upper Deck WUD ∝ L x B with a form correction ideally dependent on the waterplane area coefficient but practically varying with the block coefficient and a scantling correction depending on L/D ratio. The Outer Bottom could be treated in a similar way. Schneekluth quotes a number of methods for scaling steel weight and also formulae for calculating steel weight from the principal dimensions. bridge consoles. B = 20.75 m and CB = 0. Refrigerating plant.42 m. block coefficient and number of bulkheads. 6. heating. windows & sidelights.

Once again if a more detailed breakdown of the outfit weight of the basis ship is available then more refined methods can be applied to each part.Marine Design 47 __________________________________________________________________________________________ The majority of outfit weight items can be considered to be proportioned between similar ships on the basis of Deck Area i. The diagram. This is probably due to the increase in the number of decks found in large passenger carrying ships. again taken from ‘Practical Ship Design’ by D. Note the way that the outfit weight of the passenger ships increases very sharply with length. G. using a square number approach where Wo ∝ L x B.e. the revised value scaled suitably and the known item added back on if necessary. This variation is applied as follows Wo* = Wo( 1 + L*B* ) 2 LB This approach can be further refined if a known weight item such as a heavy lift derrick is either common to both ships or is present in the basis ship but not in the new design. shows how outfit weight varies with square number for various types of ship. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . The square number method is applied as follows Wo* = Wo L*B* LB An alternative approach holds half of the outfit weight constant and proportions the remainder by the square number. The known item should be deducted from the basis Wo. M Watson (based on a Figure in the 1977 RINA Paper by Watson & Gilfillan).

For the purpose of making the very first estimate of Ps for small changes in dimensions and speed from a basis ship we can take Ps ∝∆ 2/3 V 3 Given that a value of Ps has been obtained for the new design it is possible to take Wm ∝ Ps 2/3 ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . 1998) 6. Valves.4 Machinery Weight Representing: . Pumps.Marine Design 48 __________________________________________________________________________________________ (Both Diagrams from Watson. Shafting. Bearings. Generators. Switchboards.Main Engine(s). Gearbox (if fitted). Propeller(s). Ps. Cabling. Piping etc. An introduction to some methods of estimating Ps will follow in a later lecture and will subsequently be further developed in the class Resistance and Propulsion. Practical Ship Design. The fundamental parameter by which machinery weight can be proportioned is the installed power of the main machinery. conventionally taken as Shaft Power.

95 x Density ** * Allows for 2.5 Weights of Consumables Fuel Oil & Diesel Oil The requirement for fuel is based on Engine Power. Take care with the units! A similar calculation should be carried out for the fuel required for electrical power generation based on a suitable number of generators running for the duration of the voyage plus a margin for the time spent in port.7 (tonnes) for Bulk Carriers and General Cargo Ships for Tankers (due to additional weight for cargo pumping) for Passenger Ships and Ferries (additional weight devoted to power for hotel services. The weight of the remainder of the machinery was given by Weight = k ( MCR ) where k = 0. The lower the torque.5% of the fuel carried being unpumpable at the bottom of the tanks ** Allows for tanks not being filled to more than 95% of their capacity to allow for expansion in hot climates.65 0.975 * = Fuel Carried / 0. ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC)) 6. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .i.56 0.59 0. Their two groups are made up as follows (1) (2) The main engine itself The remainder of the machinery installation 49 __________________________________________________________________________________________ By studying engine manufacturers' data he found that over a wide range of engine type he could express the bare weight of an engine in the form Weight = 12 ( MCR ) RPM 0. lighting and heating. the smaller are the forces produced inside the engine and hence the smaller are the components and the lower is its weight. Endurance / Speed. Fuel Required Fuel Carried Tank Volume Required = Power x SFC x Endurance / Service Speed = Fuel Required / 0. Fuel Consumption (SFC) and the duration of the voyage .84 (tonnes) where MCR = Maximum Continuous Rating (kW) RPM = Engine crankshaft revs per minute at MCR For a given MCR the higher the RPM then the lower the torque the engine must produce. G.e. M. Watson has presented a very simple two-group breakdown of machinery weight in a range of vessels.Marine Design D.

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the position of the centre of gravity (C of G) . A fixed weight based on a similar ship is probably sufficiently accurate for preliminary design. Crew & Passengers The present allowance for an average crew member is 75 kg and if effects (personal belongings.of each item of weight must also be determined in order to find the overall Centre of Gravity of the ship. The tanks would then be filled in each port of call. Ships which do not have such equipment need to carry enough water to last the duration of the voyage at the same daily rate.e. Distillation plant will typically produce 10 tonnes of water from the heat input of one tonne of fuel oil so the fresh water for the above voyage could be provided from two storage tanks of 10 tonnes each plus distillation plant plus the carriage of an extra 13 tonnes of fuel oil. are normally assessed on the basis of so much per person per day.) are included then the value should double.6 Centre of Gravity Estimation Weight estimates alone are not sufficient to allow ship design to progress .Vertically.Marine Design 51 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Lubricating Oil The requirement for Lubricating Oil is based on Engine Power. in the sense of food. Spare Gear Spare gear is notoriously difficult to estimate. This would normally be split between two tanks to guard against the whole supply becoming contaminated. The weight carried is therefore proportional to the product of the number of crew (+ passengers if appropriate) times the voyage duration in days. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . drink etc. Fresh Water The requirement for Fresh Water can be satisfied in one of two ways. In this case it is only necessary to store a few days supply of water in two tanks each capable of holding say two or three days consumption at a rate of about 100 litres per person per day. Approximately 133 tonnes of fresh water would be required by a crew of 32 on a voyage of 16000 nautical miles at 16 knots with a consumption of 100 litres per day. 6. Many ships are fitted with equipment to produce Fresh Water from Sea Water on a continuous basis either by distillation or by reverse osmosis. You should allow 75 kg for each passenger on a daytime commuter or excursion trip and up to 150 kg (i. Stores Stores. baggage etc. It is very much dependent on the advice from the manufacturers of all the various pieces of equipment on board the ship and so accurate information is unlikely until the ship is ready for sea. Lubricating Oil Consumption and the duration of the voyage. Longitudinally and Transversely . For similar engines it is therefore proportional to the product of the power of the main engine(s) and the duration of the voyage. luggage. with baggage) on a longer-term holiday or cruise.

Marine Design 52 __________________________________________________________________________________________ This must be assessed to give reasonable assurance that the ship will be stable. triangular. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .rectangular. e.6 m plus one half of its thickness above base.P. In the later stages of the ship design project you are likely to have real centres for the majority of the deadweight items although the Lightship centres will probably still be scaled.6 m. a) Scaled C of G (early design stages) The position of the LCG of the weight item relative to a suitable datum position (usually amidships or the A. NOTE:.subdivide weight groups. In the early stages of Design Port/Starboard symmetry is often assumed and the Transverse Centre of Gravity is thus sometimes ignored. find the height of the datum above base and the VCG can be found.6 m a reasonable estimate of the VCG of the deck will be 7.6 m then the VCG of the plating will be 7. Two methods of determining C of G can be applied to all weight groups depending on the stage of the design process and the amount of information you have on the ship. LCG* = LCG x L*/L The position of the VCG above the baseline is proportional to the depth of the vessel VCG* = VCG x D*/D b) Real C of G (later design stages) The position of the LCG.In some ship types it may be important that the ship floats exactly upright. Sod's Law says that if two heavy items are to be positioned on a ship. float at the intended fore and aft trim and float upright. VCG or TCG of an item is measured from a suitable datum on a scale drawing of the vessel or is known by definition. both will be placed where they have the greatest impact on TCG and both will be on the side of the ship nearest to the designer when (s)he was laying out the General Arrangement. This is almost certainly the occasion when you cannot ignore TCG.g. If the C of G of an engine is given by the manufacturer as x metres above a datum level then position the engine in the machinery space. The formulae for finding the centroids of such shapes may then be useful in determining the C of G of the item with respect to one or more of the usual axes. if the height of a tween deck above base is 7. use “real” engine data etc. As the VCG of the stiffening will be slightly below 7. The weight of an item may have a recognisable geometric distribution .) is proportional to the length of the vessel. parabolic etc. As you progress through successive iterations of weight calculations or successive stages of the design process as a whole you should always consider the use of more refined and more detailed weight/centre estimation techniques appropriate to your increasing knowledge of the design .

Ladders. Walkways. You may be asked to move the engine room or superstructure from one location on the vessel to another. at a C of G corresponding to its new position. 6.Marine Design 53 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Variations or combinations of these basic procedures may be appropriate in particular cases. scaled for dimensional change if necessary. If you move a superstructure you may have to estimate its weight and C of G. Insulation in Engine Room. If you then move the entire engine room along the vessel the C of G will move by approximately the same distance as the datum bulkhead. deduct it from the total steelweight to find a “Hull” steelweight and C of G and then add it back on.7 Principal Items of Machinery Weight PROPULSION Main Engine(s) Gearbox(es) Propeller(s) and Shafting Pumps. ELECTRICAL Electrical Generators Switchboards Cabling Lighting Systems ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Compressors & Separators Engine Room Pipework Air Intakes Exhaust uptakes SERVICES Fresh Water Plant Sewage Plant Cargo pumps Gratings. From the given data find the C of G of the machinery relative to one of the Engine Room boundary bulkheads.

Winches & Cranes Hold Ceilings Container Lashing Gear GROUP 3 - Accommodation Divisional/Non-structural Bulkheads Deck/Bulkhead/Deckhead Coverings Doors. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .Marine Design 54 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. 1998. Chain.8 Principal Items of Outfit Weight GROUP 1 - Hatch Covers & Drive Mechanisms GROUP 2 - Cargo Handling Equipment Derricks. It is based on UK Naval Practice and is taken from Watson. Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Galley and Dining Equipment Furniture & Bedding GROUP 4 - Miscellaneous Anchors. Hawsers Anchor/Chain/Hawser Handling Equipment Steering Gear & Control Equipment Navigation & Communication Equipment Firefighting Equipment Life Saving Appliances (LSA) Guardrails. Windows & Sidelights (Portholes) Sanitary Installations &Piping Heating. Practical Ship Design. Ladders etc General Pipework Hold Ventilation Cargo Refrigeration Paint Deck Coverings excluding Accommodation Areas A Weight Breakdown system with more detailed subdivision is shown below.

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1 Power Estimation and Service Margins General An estimate of the power requirement forms one of the most important and critical steps in preliminary design. Nowadays the shipowner seeks optimum fuel economy primarily on cost grounds and secondarily on deadweight. The power derived has a significant and direct effect on the deadweight which can be carried by a given ship.P. The designer then has to choose the best engine which develops sufficient power over a useful range. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . The choice of propelling machinery for a tanker. the designer has to allow for a margin of uncertainty in his power requirements to give the ship a high probability of success. PD is related to PE by the Quasi.Propulsive Coefficient (Q. As Shaft Power is usually measured aft of the thrust block there may be a small correction for this and for any power lost in gearing in order to arrive at the Installed Brake Power required from the engine. The installed power has a direct influence on another of the owner's requirements speed.C. The Shaft Power (PS) of the installation is related to PD by the transmission efficiency ηt. that is the force which must be applied to push or pull the hull through the water at the required speed. There is a wide selection of diesel engines available to the designer but it is rare for there to be an engine which exactly suits the power requirement of a particular ship.) c) The loss of power during its transmission from the engine to the propeller. It is also one of the most complex processes in ship design. a bulk carrier or a general cargo vessel is now invariably restricted to the direct drive diesel which is by far the most economical prime mover. being influenced by a large number of design parameters. b) Those affecting the conversion of torque into useful thrust which determine the power to be delivered to the propeller. Since severe penalties can be incurred for not achieving the design trial speed. In days gone by (when fuel was cheap) it was important to keep both engine weight & volume and fuel weight & volume to the minimum to maximise deadweight and cargo capacity. The product of Hull Resistance (R) and speed through the water (V) is called the Effective Power (PE). A further correction may be required to adjust the engine manufacturer's figure of Brake Power (Test Bed) for differences in air and water temperatures and losses in the air intake and exhaust gas systems between Test Bed and Service conditions. The product of 2π times Shaft Torque (Q) and Revs per second is known as the Delivered Power (PD). 7.2 Definitions of Power The power needed for propulsion is the aggregate effect of a number of components which can be considered in three groups as follows: a) Those affecting Hull Resistance.Marine Design 56 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 7 7.

Series 60 and the BSRA Series.( √ L × N ) / 10000 Where L is the length of the ship in metres and N is Revs per minute of the propeller. ηt takes typical values of 0. It is reasonable to suppose that there is friction between the hull surface and the water through which it passes. It can be inferred that the motion causes pressure between parts of the hull and the water and that it is these pressures which cause the waves to form. known as Emerson’s formula. is often used to estimate the value of the Quasi-Propulsive Coefficient of a single screw ship: QPC = 0. deep water. Moving the hull against these frictional and wavemaking forces will absorb energy and so the combined effect must be responsible for the resistance to motion. By varying the main parameters of ship proportion and form which affect ship resistance. a series of resistance result are obtained which can be presented in graphical form. the model experiences a change in both draught and trim by comparison with the draught and trim at rest.98 for amidships machinery The losses in a the thrust block should be less than 1% of the power transmitted.85 . 7.4 Components of Resistance William Froude established the fundamental principles of predicting Ship Resistance from Model Tests more than a century ago. 7. The designer can then interpolate within or between the graphs to establish the resistance of any form which has a valid combination of parameters. a number of organisations have performed resistance (and propulsion tests) on methodically varied series of ship forms.Marine Design Thus PS = PE /( QPC × ηt ) 57 __________________________________________________________________________________________ where PD = PE / QPC and PS = PD / ηt The following empirical relationship. When a ship model is towed at a steady speed in smooth. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . c) Depending on the speed. we observe: a) Resistance to motion b) A pattern of surface waves is produced (and if the model is run at a series of steady speeds then there is a unique wave pattern for each speed).3 Standard Series As an aid to design.99 for aft end machinery and 0. Further details of these series and their uses will be provided in the class on Resistance and Propulsion. Among the best known of these series are Taylor (and the Re-Analysis by Gertler).

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0004 + 0. By further assuming that the frictional resistance of a model equalled that of the flat plate of the same length. RR. he derived a formula for the frictional resistance of a plank of arbitrary length and surface area moving at a specified speed. This is normally referred to as the 1957 ITTC Line.Marine Design 59 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Froude tested "geometrically similar" models and argued that the total resistance of any hull. gave a unique curve for all the "geometrically similar" models. By subtracting the calculated values of RF from the measured values of RT he deduced the corresponding values of the residuary resistance RR. ship models. Hence from the measured resistance of a model over a range of speeds he was able to predict the resistance of a geometrically similar model or ship. must be the sum of two components which he called Frictional Resistance and Residuary Resistance RT = RF + RR He measured the resistance of a series of thin planks and. assuming that their measured resistances were due to friction alone. By studying a wide range of experiments in which the resistance of ships. Froude's basic principle still holds today although some changes in the fine detail have taken place. The modern method for calculating the frictional resistance of a ship is to use the 1957 ITTC Line with a roughness allowance (typically taken as 0. planks and other objects was measured and by looking at the underlying scientific principles a consensus was reached as to the most reliable way of predicting the variation of frictional resistance of a smooth surface with Length and Speed. area and surface finish he calculated the frictional resistance RF of each model at various speeds. He then discovered that plotting values of residuary resistance per ton of displacement. 7.0004 is a roughness allowance Rn is Reynolds Number given by Rn = vL / ν v is the ship's speed in m/s L is the ship's length in m ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 2 and where . to a base of V/ √L or speed in knots divided by the square root of length in feet.2 ) where Cf is the coefficient of frictional resistance 0. either model or ship.0004) added to take account of the distinctly unsmooth surface of a real ship: Cf = 0.5 Frictional Resistance The International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) is a body which co-ordinates research into ship hydrodynamics.075 / (log10Rn .

3) (10 C + 4)0.5ρSv CR The limits of validity of the formula are 0.5ρSv Cf ρ is the density of water in kg/m 2 S is the wetted surface area in m and may be given by S = 1. The coefficient of residuary resistance (CR) of a merchant ship having the optimum position of the LCB can be approximated using the following formula developed by Schneekluth. 10 CR = (10Fn .05) + 0. The formula tends to smooth out the effect of the humps and hollows of the resistance curves.06 L/B < 10.0.5)0.2 + (B/T .50 CB 5. It is based on the published residuary resistance curves of Taylor .Guldhammer.8) (10CP .Gertler and Harvald . ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .0 CP < 0.2.17 where CR is the coefficient of residuary resistance C = /L and the other terms have their usual meanings.0 B/T < 4.0 2.3.1.188×10 m /s The frictional resistance is then given by RF = 0.Marine Design ν is the kinematic viscosity which takes the following typical values: -6 2 In Fresh Water at 15 deg C 1.08 .0 0.139×10 m /s -6 2 In Salt Water at 15 deg C 1.80 CB (Ayre) + 0.17 2.Mumford formula) 3 2 60 __________________________________________________________________________________________ where 7.0 < < < ≤ < < Fn < 3 2 3 3 3 4 2 3 0. The residuary resistance is then given by RR = 0.68Fn ) The formula should not be used outside the specified limits.5 (CB (Ayre) = 1.0012 + (10 C 0.30 10 C < 11.6 Residuary Resistance The residuary resistance of a new design is not quite so easy to calculate as its frictional resistance.7LT + LBCB (The Denny .

C. The trial speed is derived from the speed/power curve for trial conditions at 90% of the Maximum Continuous Rating (MCR) of the machinery.1. voyage patterns and hull maintenance policy. the value of RT/∆ for a large. cathodic protection. The difference between Trial and Service conditions is caused by wind and wave action. It is normal to provide an allowance of between 15% and 25% on power to cope with the difference. was a measure of the power developed in the cylinders of a steam engine.P. If the allowance (service margin) on power is taken as 25 % this corresponds to a Trial Speed which is approximately 6% greater than the required Service Speed since in this region of the Speed/Power curve Power varies as V4 for a well designed hull form. The service speed is taken from the same curve after allowing for the service margin (here taken as an increase of 25% over the power requirement under trial conditions). at say the design speed. modern Great Lakes freighter at its designed speed is about 2 lb/ton and that of a fast motorboat is of the order of 600 lb/ton. is replaced by Shaft Horse Power and Fig 2. derives the relationship by Dimensional Analysis and gives typical values of A. although the contract terms will be agreed on the basis of a trial speed i. a BSRA diagram. = (Displacement) where and Displacement is in tons.H. For modern ships I. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . 3 I.H.Marine Design 61 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 7. in respect of the trial performance of a number of ship types.7 Rapid Power Estimates for New Ship Designs It is useful at times for the designer to be able to find quickly the total resistance of a ship in some everyday terms such as pounds of total resistance per ton of displacement. For example. with the hull in a clean condition. is Indicated Horse Power. Such data for a large variety of waterborne craft. Speed is in knots I. The Admiralty Coefficient approach can give a useful first approximation to the required power for small changes in speed. fouling and increasing hull roughness.3. Service Speed is achieved under trial conditions at 80% of the Power used to achieve the Trial Speed.H. dimensions or displacement from a basis ship. The original form of the Admiralty Coefficient is given below: A. 2/3 × (Speed) / I.P.P. speed obtained under good weather conditions. 7. when only the type of ship and the approximate Speed-Length ratio or Froude Number are known.8 Trial and Service Margins The shipowner's normal requirement is in terms of service speed. The graph below illustrates the application of a service margin to the speed/power curve of a new ship design.e.P. with the final choice being dependent on such factors as the paint system. both large and small. in deep water. have been plotted in Fig 56.I.H.C. That is. expressed as RT/∆. It can also provide a guide to the likely power requirement of a ship at an early stage of design.

___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .0 or 1.5 knots above the designed sea speed. Secondly it gives a reduction in wear and tear on the engine which has the effect of reducing maintenance costs and improving reliability. Its intersection with the maximum power level for the engine would then give the same value of service speed. The effect of this approach is that the ship's hull is designed to be driven efficiently at a speed greater than the service speed when the machinery is developing its maximum power. rather than using an explicit power margin. determined from the schedule which the ship must maintain. battling against wind and waves.Marine Design 62 __________________________________________________________________________________________ A similar result would be obtained by creating a speed/power curve for service conditions 25% above that for trial conditions. Firstly it gives a slight improvement in specific fuel consumption.9 Speed Margins An alternative method of establishing the required margin on installed power is more subtle and involves designing in a speed margin. ii) Specify a percentage increase of between. A ship design starts with the designed sea speed or service speed. That is the power the engine would be expected to produce to achieve the service speed. typically. at sea. 7. is necessary. or from a study of economic or other reasons. 8 and 15 per cent on the designed sea speed. weed and barnacles The practice of setting a maximum usable power of 90% of MCR is considered by the shipowner to have two beneficial effects. sufficient to bring the ship back onto its schedule. which implies a power margin. To compensate for having to slow down in heavy weather a reserve of speed above the designed sea speed. This can be achieved by either of the following approaches or a combination of both: i) Specify an increment of speed say 1. with the bottom covered with rough paint.

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250 400 .1800 RPM RPM RPM The following attributes of the above types of engine vary as shown below (1) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) --> (2) --> (3) Decreasing Size Decreasing Weight Increasing Fuel Consumption Increasing Maintenance Increasing Systems Complexity 8.Marine Design 66 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 8 8.2 Types of Diesel Engine 1) 2) 3) Slow Speed Medium Speed High Speed 80 .1000 1200 .3 Auxiliary Machinery 1) 2) 3) Electric Power Generation Systems for Main Engine(s) Ship & Crew Safety ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .1 Selection of Main Machinery Factors in the choice of Main Machinery 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Burn Heavy Fuel Oil Requires Low Maintenance Suitable for Unattended Operation Low Shaft Speed Size and Weight Purchase and Installation Costs Reputation for Reliability 8.

___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .5 Electric Power Generation An Ocean-going cargo merchant ship will normally have three service generator sets plus one (small) emergency set. When a ship habitually undertakes long sea voyages at constant speed then it may be practical to derive some of the electric power from a generator driven by the Main Engine via the propeller shaft or a Power Take Off (PTO) Advantages:(i) (ii) Main Engine S. These may be Stand-Alone systems or integrated with those for the main engine(s).4 Principal Main Engine Systems 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Fuel Lubrication Cooling Exhaust Compressed Air Monitoring and Control Similar systems will be required to support the Auxiliary Machinery.Marine Design 4) 5) Hotel Services Cargo/Ballast Systems 67 __________________________________________________________________________________________ (1) is carried to provide power for (2) to (5) 8.C. 8.F. Disadvantages:(i) (ii) More complex system Still needs three conventional generators plus emergency set. One may be under maintenance. Of the three service sets:One will be providing the Normal Sea Load One will be available as back up (It will be running in circumstances when loss of power could be dangerous). is better than an Auxiliary Engine's Main Engine Fuel (Heavy Fuel) is cheaper.

D = 0. (1) (2) above is generally quite accurate for Cargo Ships.6 metres (1) Where D is the Propeller Diameter Ps is the Shaft Power (per shaft) in kW and N is the shaft revolutions per minute Alternatively. D = 16. Bulk Carriers and Container Ships.Marine Design 68 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .7 Preliminary Estimation of Propeller Diameter There are two formulae which may be helpful in making an initial assessment of Propeller Diameter.2 * √ (Ps / V) metres (2) Where V is the ship’s design speed in knots.6 Fuel System Functions 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Distribution/Transfer to & from Tanks Settling Tanks Centrifugal Separators Service Tanks Heating for Viscosity Control Filtration 8.2 / N 0. This may be needed to confirm that the draught of a ship is sufficient to ensure that its propeller(s) is(are) adequately immersed at all times. tends to underestimate the diameter for merchant ships by about 10% but may be more reliable in its own field of high-powered Naval vessels fitted with Controllable Pitch Propellers.2 * Ps 0.

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Moment i.x Undamped Roll Motion in Still Water Let φ be the inclination of the ship to the vertical at any instant of time.∆ * GMT * φ Applying Newton’s Laws of Motion. d2φ/dt2 + (g * GMT / kxx2 ) φ This is a form of the differential equation denoting simple harmonic motion with frequency ω.e. then and dφ/dt = d2φ/dt2 = = i.ω2φ 0 then for a ship rolling. Restoring Moment = . Tφ ω = = = g * GMT / kxx2 √ (g * GMT / kxx2 ) 2π/ω = = 2 π √ (kxx2 / ( g * GMT )) 2 π kxx / √ ( g * GMT ) ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . For small values of φ.e.e. d2φ/dt2 + ω2φ = ω φ o cos ωt .ω2φ o sin ωt . .∆ * GMT * φ = = (moment of inertia about OX) * (angular acceleration) +(∆/g) *kxx2 * d2φ/dt2 = 0 i.Marine Design 77 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 9. The moment acting on a stable ship will be in a sense to decrease φ. ω2 ∴ and Period. Let φ = φo sin ωt where φ o is the maximum amplitude of the motion.

6 * 16.15 m 2.1 m Reduce Depth.975 m Hence KB’ = 3. IT = = CIT * L * B3 /12 LBTCB BMT GMT = = IT / = = = = 0. CIT = 0.5 m. so it is preferable that they are left unchanged.69 m ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .0.62 This achieves both the design capacity and the design displacement. if T & D are reduced in the same proportion as B is increased then displacement and capacity will remain unchanged.KG Clearly unsatisfactory.Marine Design 9. IT = CIT * L * B3 /12) From a study of the loading and operating pattern of a similar ship it is estimated that KG = 0. T = 6 m.1 / 6. keeping both capacity and displacement constant.6 * 19 = = = = 30813 m4 6703 m3 4.5 * 5.6 . Speed depends on L & CB .6 m for safety while also ensuring that the rolling period Tφ is greater than 11 seconds for comfort. to ensure that GMT > 0.15 = 9.71 * 106 * 173 / 12 = 106 * 17 * 6 * 0. D = 19 m.Capacity Carrier A design study has been made for a ferry and the following basic dimensions have been chosen:L = 106 m.71 (where CIT is the Coefficient of Transverse Inertia.62 30813 / 6703 3.3 m KB + BMT .y 78 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Worked Example . If B is increased then BMT will be increased. CB = 0.60 m 8. T to maintain constant displacement ∴ T’ = 6 * 17 / 20 = 5. Check the initial stability of the design and modify it if necessary.6D in the worst operating condition. Try B’ = 20 m Reduce Draught.11. A suitable hull form has been chosen from a standard series and at a draught of 6 m the following hydrostatic data is found:KB = 3.4 -3.5 + 4.1 . B = 17 m.0 = and KG’ = 0. D to maintain capacity ( ∝ L * B * D) ∴ D’ = 19 * 17 / 20 = 16.

KG’ 2.81 * 112) 1.485 .15 secs where k = = = 0. Tφ = = = = 2 *π * k / √ (g * GMT) 2 * π * 5. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .81 * 0. To check the Rolling Period.77 m GMT’ = KB’ + BMT’ . taking logarithms of both sides.Marine Design 79 __________________________________________________________________________________________ IT’ = CIT * L * B3 /12 BMT’ = IT’ / = = = 0. T or D. if the fractional changes in dimensions are small then their sum gives the fractional change in displacement.69 = This satisfies the first criterion.8696 * 5.485 m 0.748 13.15) 5. log ∆ = log (constant) + log L + log B + log T and differentiating d∆ / ∆ = dL / L + dB / B + dT / T that is.751/ √ (9.7512 / (9.71 * 106 * 203 / 12 = 50173 / 6703 = 50173 m4 7.32 √ (B * D) 0.100 m and by squaring both sides and transposing. It is also possible to determine the maximum value of GMT which will give a Rolling Period of 11 secs Tφ = 2 *π * k / √ (g * GMT) 4 * π2 *k2 / (g * Tφ2) 4 * 9.751 m This satisfies the second criterion.77) 36.32 √ (20 * 16.975 + 7. GMT = = = (Can you determine the maximum value of GMT which will give the desired Rolling Period before changing the dimensions? What was the value of k for the initial design?) It would be preferable to have a method of calculating the required change in dimensions directly and to be able to investigate the sensitivity of GMT to changes in L.135 / 2. B.9. Let ∆ = constant * L * B * T Then.

055 m ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .3. d BMT / BMT = Now for constant ∆ & L.9 / ( 31. Taking Capacity 2 * dB / B + dT / T ( d BG + d GM ) / (BG + GM ) dT / T = .1797 11.BG * dB / B + d GM ∴ ∴ d GM dB / B Applying this relationship to the example.6 . d BMT / BMT = Also.9 + 3 * ( -3.KB = d GM = = 3.9 ) 0.5 3.9 m 7. KG .dB / B ∴ d BG / BG = But we have ( d BG + d GM ) / (BG + GM ) ∴ d BG + d GM = 2 * dB / B + dT / T = = = = = 3 * dB /B 3 * ( BG + GM ) * d B/ B 3 * ( BG + GM ) * dB / B ( 4 BG + 3 GM ) * dB / B d GM / ( 4 BG + 3 GM ) ∴ .Marine Design BMT = IT / = constant * B2 / T 80 __________________________________________________________________________________________ And by following the same approach.9 m 3. for GMT’ and BG ∴ ∴ = = dB / B dB = 0.KB dT / T = = constant’’ * T .4 .0 = 3.055 3.6 = = = = 0.9 / ( 4 * 7.1797 * 17.6 m.3 + 0.dB / B and following the above process = constant * L * B * D For constant Capacity & L ( as well as constant ∆ and L) dD / D = .9.3) ) ∴ B’ = 20.dB / B constant * D = dT / T and KB = constant * T We have KG = = = ∴ BG = constant * ( D / T ) * T constant’ * T KG .

567 + 3 * 1.795 m 2.2028 20.435 m Hence KB’’ = 3.335 m KG .45 = = = 15.9 ) = 0.2.45 = 4.477 .45 m = 4.011 * 20.1 = = 3.45 m.225 and Then for constant ∆ ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .988 / 6.KB = 9.268 + 4.0 = Returning to the example.055 and B’’ = 4.3 + 1.KG’’ = This is rather higher than was expected but the method is specifically for small changes in dimensions. for GMT’’ ∴ ∴ dB / B dB = 1.477 = = KB’’ + BMT’’ .335 / (26.Marine Design 81 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Noting the requirement for small changes in dimensions then this is a fair result.910 m 9.002 m 1. If we now apply the method a second time to reduce GMT’’ from 1. Try B’’ = 20.1 m. d GM = BG ∴ dB / B = = -0.5 * 4.9.4 / ( 31. The change in Beam is of the order of 20% which is not a small change.795 = CIT * L * B’’3 /12 BMT’’ = IT’’ / GMT’’ = = 0.2028 * 17.002 .6 * 15.435 ) ∴ dB = -0.988 m and for constant Capacity D’’ = 19 * 17 / 20. then for constant ∆ T’’ = 6 * 17 / 20.335 / ( 4 * 6.71 * 106 * 20.910 + 8.4 m 0. d GM = 3.567 m d GM / ( 4 BG + 3 GM ) = = -0.9.910 = 6.453 / 12 = = 53637 / 6703 2.477 m 53637 m4 8.225 m = -0.45 = -0.100 m we should find an answer that is very close.6 .011 B’’’ = 20.435 m to 1.0 and IT’’ KG’’ = 0.305 ) -0.

225 = 5.2253 / 12 = 51886 / 6703 2.582 m = = = 51886 m4 7.970 m 2.9.71 * 106 * 20.Marine Design T’’’ = 6 * 17 / 20.0 0.6 * 15.043 / 6.741 m 1.KG’’’ = ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .582 BMT’’’ = GMT’’’ = KB’’’ + BMT’’’ .101 m Hence KB’’’ = and IT’’’ KG’’’ = = CIT * L * B’’’3 /12 IT’’’ / = 0.043 m 82 __________________________________________________________________________________________ and for constant Capacity D’’’ = 19 * 17 / 20.5 * 5.741 .942 m 9.970 = = = 15.225 3.942 + 7.

and typical of.Marine Design 83 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 10 General Arrangement 10. This is important when considering trim. no bow trim at all can be permitted at rest. Steering and directional stability can be upset by bow trim. is greater that the rest of the ship's length. The use of segregated ballast tanks in tankers or a floodable hold in bulk carriers provides control of draught. This is mainly to make the best use of the available depth of water in port . This location is suitable for. Of course the cargo distribution may never quite produce such a trim but it must be possible without ridiculous cargo stowage and the homogeneous condition usually is quoted t‹ ensure this. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Sometimes it is difficult to avoid bow trim when loaded. especially when the cargo is denser than seawater since their weight distribution can be controlled to solve trim problems. taken together. A major decision is to determine the position of the machinery space. Tugs and fishing vessels are common examples where the need for propeller immersion also plays its part and warships often have this feature. There are ships in which the weight distribution is so extreme that balance between the LCG and LCB can only be achieved by using trim to make a radical adjustment to the sectional area curve. Some designs either specify a design trim or must accept one.usually a restrictive item. In the initial design stages trim is mainly controlled by the location of the machinery space relative to the cargo holds. Trim problems are severe in general cargo vessels and cannot be solved without ballast tanks forward to use in the light condition. A scale of 1 to 200 is quite suitable although a larger scale may be more appropriate for small ships. Normally this will be done by means of the drawing of a small scale General Arrangement plan. In the case of the traditional general cargo vessel this was no easy thing to do unless the machinery space was amidships. Reasonable trim must also be maintained during cargo working at intermediate ports. While the best part of the ship is given to the cargo holds the machinery space may require more length than expected in order to accommodate the auxiliary machinery. trim and bending moment if carefully sized and located. The only boundaries which have been fixed so far are the hull surface and any deck lines which affect freeboard. Provision of ballast spaces including the peak tanks gives some control over trim but carrying ballast is a waste of deadweight and may impose undesirable stresses. As ships tend to trim by the bow relative to their static trim when running at normal speeds.1 Introduction Once the Main Dimensions and Hull Form have been fixed consideration can be given to the General Arrangement. The remaining space boundaries in the ship remain to be fixed.2 Trim A level keel trim is usually specified for the full load condition with homogeneous cargo. Usually cargo is disposed to ensure some stern trim in most sea-going conditions. 10.3 Location of the Machinery Space The most common position for the machinery space in modern cargo ships is completely aft. ships which carry homogeneous cargoes such as tankers and bulk carriers. In a loaded condition the reverse is truer. 10. In a light condition the density of the machinery space and the accommodation.

10. While main propulsion engines will be happy running on fairly heavy fuel oil. This should be stowed reasonably close to the generators. Although this splits the container stowage area into two parts it allows the machinery to be installed in a fairly full part of the ship. diesel generators normally require the lighter Diesel Oil. Gearbox (if fitted) and Thrust Block The Generators An end clearance of one or two frame spaces should be added to the neat length. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .5 Storage of Liquids Once the Position and size of the machinery space has been decided then attention can be turned to tank spaces. the tanks for fuel oil can then be allocated with a view to ensuring that the LCG of the fuel is forward of the LCG of the loaded ship so that as fuel is consumed the ship will not tend to trim by the bow. Thus the only way to have control over fuel LCG is to fit deep tanks forward and aft of the cargo holds and accept long filling and supply lines to/from the forward tanks. Modern practice. Care must be taken to ensure that there is sufficient space for the auxiliary machinery. Ideally. Flats can be fitted to provide additional area but often cannot be made stiff enough to support major auxiliaries.Marine Design 84 __________________________________________________________________________________________ In large high-speed and high-powered container ships the machinery space is often situated in the three-quarters aft position. Engine Room double bottoms will first be allocated to Lubricating Oil storage. Generators and Compressors. The alternative of only having fuel tanks aft has the consequence that a significant stern trim in the Departure condition will be followed by a significant bow trim in the arrival condition. Normally these are confined to double bottoms but deep tanks may be arranged for additional water ballast in the Fore and After Peaks for trim or near amidships to control hull girder bending. Oil/Salt Water interface which could leak and cause contamination. driven by pollution control requirements. Trim can be kept under control with only a modest requirement for water ballast and bending of the hull girder between loaded and light condition may be minimised. discourages the use of double bottom tanks for fuel storage.4 Length of Machinery Space Assuming that diesel propulsion is to be adopted (and it usually is) then the length of the machinery space is governed either by or 1) 2) The Main Engine. However engine maintenance is an important consideration for the effective operation of the ship. Ideally these should be sited on the tank top. Too compact an engine room may make maintenance more difficult and even more expensive. drain and sump tanks together with cofferdams to ensure there is no Lub. 10. Access to the equipment and removal routes for parts from them should be adequate. particularly those requiring a solid foundation to minimise vibration e.g. Technological change tends to make the machinery grow in complexity but to shrink in size and so machinery spaces tend to become smaller over time.

space also needs to be found for settling tanks and daily service tanks to satisfy the needs of the main and auxiliary machinery. have brought flooding into consideration. They are small in a cargo ship but of significant size in passenger ships. Five holds are common in Handy Size vessels of around 25. side by side. 10. A hold around 40 ft long can take either one 40 ft container or two 20 ft containers. 7 or 9.000 tonnes and over. Thus none will be found in Bulk Carriers while Fruit Carriers and Banana Carriers will have the total depth of the hold divided into tween decks. which came into force in February 1994 for the damage stability and survivability of cargo ships.4m and 3. The height from the double bottom to the upper deck will be divided by tween decks in accordance with the requirements of the trade.0m. The ingenious use of twin hatches.7 Hatchways Large hatchways assist easy cargo working but hatch widths are restricted by the need to maintain not only the cross sectional area of deck material for structural reasons but also the shelf space at the tween deck levels. The clear height in the hold varies immensely but it should be noted that some cargoes will crush if loaded too deeply. can facilitate both good cargo working and the containment of grain cargoes in a general cargo ship. Requirements. Actually finding the space for them may not be a task for the Naval Architect but the Weight & centre of gravity of their contents is a legitimate concern. Holding tanks for sewage and waste water are necessary to avoid marine pollution. The height of the tween deck may vary between 2. seven holds are the usual choice for a 75.000 tonnes deadweight.6 Cargo Holds The number of holds is dictated largely by the size of the ship and the type of cargo. 10. In dry bulk carriers the usual of number of holds is a choice from 5. a hold 60 feet long can take 3 at 20 ft or two at 30 ft or one at 40 ft and one at 20 ft depending on how the cell guides are set up. Holds in container ships will have lengths which are multiples of the container length (plus an allowance for the cell guides).000 tonnes deadweight Panamax vesssel. While many ships now distil their own Fresh Water from sea water a limited storage capacity is necessary for use when the ship is in polluted or coastal waters where distillation is not possible. These are usually located within the boundaries of the machinery space. while nine holds are often found in the largest Capesize vessels of 150. The length of hatches is constrained by the length of deck taken up by cargo gear and hatch cover stowage. Water ballast is required to give adequate propeller immersion in the lightest seagoing condition and to ensure that the minimum draught forward is sufficient to avoid excessive slamming.Marine Design 85 __________________________________________________________________________________________ In addition to the storage tanks. General cargo ships usually have the capability of carrying some ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .

a volumetric measure.9 Minimum Requirements for Crew Accommodation Segregation into Officers. sleeping cabin.25 m2 in ships of 3000-10000 tons and 4. Remember that the accommodation is where the seafarer lives out his/her life. bathroom etc. (Tons are gross tons. Separate messroom (1m2 per person) Engine Room Hands.) Where two ratings share a cabin the above figures are reduced by 1 m2 per person ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 b) c) . A good arrangement is largely a matter of common sense. a) Deck and Engineer Officers. Virtually every crew member nowadays will have a single cabin and officers may well have suites with dayroom.8 Accommodation Arrangement Usually the accommodation is sited above the machinery space and around the engine casing to minimise interference with cargo operations. The result is a short. 86 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Flush hatches are clearly desirable for ease of cargo working but in general load line requirements will prohibit or severely penalise the ship for their use on a weather deck.75 m2 in ships over 10000 tons. There must be public space to socialise in and private space as a retreat from work. Separate sleeping and dining accommodation (but numbers sharing cabins not specified). Petty Officers. In single or double cabins (Master and Chief Engineer should each have an individual cabin). Any difficulties which arise in service should be noted and avoided in the next design. high superstructure giving good forward visibility but possibly compromising stability. 4. Automation has a continuing influence. gradually reducing crew numbers and further significant changes may take place in the coming decades.Marine Design containers within the line of hatches and this will lead to hatch dimensions tending to be a multiple of container lengths and widths with an allowance for clearance between them. Bathroom with one bath or shower and one wash basin for every six persons. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recommends minimum floor areas per person in sleeping rooms as: 3. experience and foresight.75 m2 in ships of 1000-3000 tons. Justifying separate facilities for each grade becomes very difficult. A ship which had 30 of a crew thirty years ago would be designed to run with half that number now. Minimum manning scales and minimum standards for accommodation are laid down in regulations. 10. It is his/her home for long periods as well as his/her place of work. Separate dining saloon and smoke room. 10. Cabins and washing facilities as for officers. Bathrooms as for Officers. Petty Officers and Ratings is still common in the Merchant Navy although it becomes harder to sustain as crews become smaller.

70 m. The Master and the Chief Officer of a ship so fitted both fell asleep on watch because they could not sleep comfortably alone in their double beds near the top of a tall superstructure on a rolling ship. Consideration must be given to passenger flow at meal times.70 m. providing clear arcs of fire for guns and missiles and avoiding noise paths to sensitive sonar equipment to name but a few.00 m The VOYAGER OF THE SEAS at a gross tonnage of 137. potentially noisy areas such as cinemas or discos must be separated from sleeping areas and a host of other problems must be solved.600 kW @ 514 rpm (mechanical) and drive three electric motors in Azipods each of which can absorb 14. Four diesel engines each rated at 5760 kW @ 510 rpm drive twin controllable pitch propellers through double input/single output gearboxes to give a speed of 22 knots. Many ships offer higher standards than these such that all crew have single cabins with ensuite bathrooms and perhaps double beds so that wives can travel on some voyages. There are more compartments of many different types which can be arranged in a multitude of different ways. This gives her a service speed of 22 knots.40 m).60 m (Bmax 47. There are three diesel alternators each rated at 1088 kW and two shaft driven alternators each rated at 1648 kW. An officer’s single cabin could reach 21 m2 with bathroom and a crew’s single cabin 16 m2. For vehicles she has 2450 lanes-metres arranged over three decks. B mld 26. B mld 38.and four. LBP 170. Cabins. The FINNCLIPPER is designed as a Ro-Ro Freight Ferry with a significant passenger capacity.60 m ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Finding the solutions to these problems is something which must be left to your ongoing professional development should you choose to work in these fields. The combination of tall superstructures and double beds can be a problem though. at the time she was built. dining accommodation and bathrooms as for Engine Room Hands.000 kW @ 140 rpm. Design Draught 8.00 m. Six diesel alternator sets each produce 17. In Passenger Ships and Warships the problems are more complex and much more specialised. She can carry 454 passengers in 192 two. In warships the arrangement of accommodation has all the problems of the passenger ship together with the additional difficulties of ensuring protection for weapon magazines.300 was. She can accommodate 3840 passengers in 1557 cabins and in addition carries a crew of 1180 in 667 cabins. Crew’s smoke room shared with Engine Room Hands. the largest cruise liner in the world.Marine Design 87 __________________________________________________________________________________________ d) Deck Hands.9 More Complex General Arrangement Problems The preceding notes relate specifically to cargo carrying ships where a comparatively small number of compartment and functions have to be considered in preparing an arrangement. separating radar and radio antennae. Fixed and hinged ramps allow access from the main vehicle deck to the upper and to the lower vehicle decks. 10. Design Draught 6. also with bathroom.berth cabins.600 kVA (electrical) from 12. LBP 274.

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The Regulation of Shipping

The history of regulation of shipping starts with taxation. Rules were devised to measure the amount of cargo a ship could carry - its "Tonnage" so that Kings and port owners could charge tax or dues on that cargo. The next development was "Registration" - the determination of ownership which was necessary to enforce the collection of dues or taxes and to decide in time of war whether a ship belonged to friend or foe. The last area to develop was setting up rules for the construction of ships to ensure their strength and safety at sea. The rules were required to classify in terms of quality of the ships which were carrying commercial cargoes for private owners who wished to insure the ship, the cargo or both against the risk of being lost at sea. These three activities are representative of the three main subdivisions of regulation International, National/Governmental i.e. Statutory and Private/ Commercial i.e. Classification. While, historically, they have developed in the above order, the Naval Architect's interest in these areas increases in the reverse order and so that is how they will be approached in this section.

12.1 The Role of the Classification Society
There can be little doubt that the classification societies have a profound influence on shipping, ship design and ship safety. The fundamental purpose of classification is to ensure that all classed ships are seaworthy when admitted to class and remain so throughout their working lives. The principal maritime nations have the undernoted classification societies: United Kingdom U.S.A. France Germany Norway Italy Russia Japan Poland - Lloyd's Register of Shipping - American Bureau of Shipping - Bureau Veritas - Germanischer Lloyd - Det Norske Veritas - Registro Italiano - Register of Shipping of the USSR - Nippon Kaiji Kyokai - Polish Register of Shipping

Lloyd's Register of Shipping is the world's oldest classification society and its origins go back more than two hundred years. In the latter part of the eighteenth century, cargo owners, ship owners and ship builders met in Mr Lloyd's Coffee House in London to discuss and arrange their business. The cargo owners knew that many ships were lost at sea taking their cargoes down with them. An insurance market developed in the Coffee House whereby the owners paid so much a voyage as premium and if their cargo was lost they were repaid its value. Neither the cargo owners nor the insurers entirely trusted the ship owners who might be inclined to lie about how seaworthy their ship might be. The people who supported the insurance schemes, called underwriters, decided to keep a register with details of all the ships ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005

Marine Design 99 __________________________________________________________________________________________ they knew about and how good they were. Classification of a new ship with. The figure 1 following the character letter indicates that the mooring equipment comprising anchors. The character figure 100 indicates that the vessel is suitable for sea-going service. Because of its place of origin it was called Lloyd's Register of Shipping and it was the forerunner of similar societies set up in many of the major shipbuilding nations. Additional Class notations may be added for the condition of Propulsion Machinery and/or Refrigerating Machinery. Following acceptance of the report by the committee. Maintenance of standards is an important function of any classification society. assuming cover can be obtained. while the character letter A indicates that the vessel accords with the Society's Rules and Regulations and is maintained in good and efficient condition. testing of materials. After much argument and unpleasantness it was decided to form a new society with representatives from all three groups to supervise ship construction and maintenance and to put ships into classes depending on their quality. When the underwriters began to say how ships should be built both the ship owners and the ship builders became very worried. Bulk Carrier etc. special survey while the vessel is under construction and a recommendation for class from the surveyor by report to the committee. +LMC indicates that the Propulsion Machinery and essential Auxiliary Machinery has been constructed. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . for example. The classification societies operate on a world-wide basis and publish rules and regulations governing the structural strength of the ship and the reliability of its propelling machinery. plus a service restriction notation such as Ice Class 2 or Strengthened for Heavy Cargoes. New ships built under Special Survey are given the Maltese Cross (+) before the character figure in the register book. is in good condition. the certificate of class is issued and the appropriate entry made in the Register book. When the class +100A1 is assigned it may be followed by a descriptive notation such as Oil Tanker. UMS indicates that the control arrangements of the ship allow the machinery spaces to be unmanned during normal operations. The insurance market developed separately into the Corporation of Lloyd's and set about insuring all sorts of things as well as ships. entails approval of constructional drawings. Lloyd's Register. installed and tested under Special Survey and in accordance with the Rules and Regulations. cables and hawsers. Classification implies that the ship and its machinery conform to the standards published in the rules of the Society. Classification is voluntary on the part of the ship owner and the only penalty that can be imposed for non-compliance with the rules is suspension of class. Periodical surveys are required and failure to conform may result in removal of the ship from class and a reduction in its value as well as an increase in its insurance premium. Eventually they were able to classify just how good any ship would be by looking at it and knowing who built it. In general. a ship will have difficulty in gaining insurance unless it is classed by a recognised classification society. The highest class given by Lloyd's Register is +100A1.

and Submersibles. b) Docking Surveys A ship should be examined in dry dock at intervals of about 12 months. They may also be empowered to perform the same function in respect of Tonnage Measurement. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Floating Docks. the first being five years from the date of build or date of special survey for classification and thereafter five years from the date of the last special survey. The date of build of a ship built under a society's inspection is normally taken as the date of completion of the special survey during construction. These annual surveys should. Individually and collectively through IACS (the International Association of Classification Societies) the societies carry out extensive research to investigate failures in particular types of ship and to recommend areas of structure where improvement is needed. These surveys become due at five-yearly intervals. This information leads to improvements to the Rules and improvements in the structural design of ships. c) Special Surveys All steel vessels are subjected to special surveys in accordance with the rules. The Register Book itself is published annually and now extends to three volumes. It is apparent that the classification societies are not only able to assist to an enormous extent in making ships safe to travel the seas.000. most Societies are also active in the fields of High Speed and Light Craft. The number of ships included exceeds 80. Mobile Offshore Units. Many societies are empowered to assign Load Lines to ships and issue the Load Line certificates on behalf of many Governments provided they are satisfied that all the necessary conditions have been met. Therefore they publish Registers of such craft and Rules and Regulations for their construction. the standards to which the ship must be built and maintained are laid down in the publication "Rules and Regulations for the Construction and Classification of Ships". It is a splendid work of reference containing as complete a list as possible of all sea-going merchant ships in the world of 100 gross tons or more whether classed by Lloyd's or not. where practicable. They are even involved in the design of warship structures. This is regularly revised and updated to meet new demands. The maximum interval is 24 months.Marine Design 100 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Some aspects of Classification work are: a) Annual Surveys All steel ships should be surveyed at intervals of approximately one year in accordance with the rules. be held concurrently with Load Line or other statutory annual surveys. but also are able to accumulate a vast amount of information on the behaviour of ship-structures under sea-going conditions. In addition to ships. For Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Yachts and Small Craft.

loading & stability. The primary objectives of statutory regulations are to promote safety of life and property at sea and to minimise environmental damage. In Britain. Registration preceded Safety as a concern of Government and the subject of statutory regulation.now called the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) . Uniformity is sought by means of international conferences at which conventions are formulated. The investigation of accidents and disasters at sea is organised by the Marine Accidents Investigation Branch (MAIB). all must comply with statutory regulations enacted by the government of the state whose flag they fly and in which they are registered. navigation & collision. executive authority for marine safety in the UK was vested in the Marine Safety Agency (MSA). fire protection. Transport and the Regions (DETR) which is the government department responsible for the standards of safety of British merchant ships. In 1994. tonnage measurement and other allied subjects. carriage of dangerous cargoes. The international scope of ship operations means there is a considerable need for conformity between the regulations imposed by different states. The MCA also publishes a series of Merchant Shipping Notices (M Notices) which provide advice. crew & accommodation. Naval Architects are professionally concerned with safety and only have a passing interest in registration. a) Safety Almost all merchant ships are built in accordance with the rules of a classification society. hovercraft. the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships. many of the societies now offer a wide range of services far from the sea to industries which recognise their expertise in Quality Control. 12. This section therefore starts with Safety.2 Statutory Regulations Historically. Many of these regulations derive from international agreements and the MCA represents Britain at the conferences and on the committees which discuss these matters. The regulations are published as Statutory Instruments approved by Parliament and relate to such matters as damage. fishing vessels. In addition. information and guidance on many matters related to the construction and operation of ships. Parliament passes Acts which affect merchant shipping and. under the Acts. The rules and regulations administered by the MCA are compulsory and are enforced by the MCA with penalties for non-compliance set out in the relevant Acts of Parliament. Once again this is a logical development from their origins in promoting Safety. Typical examples of these are the International Load Line Convention (ILLC). They are also heavily involved in the implementation of the International Safety Management Code (the ISM Code) both in advising companies how to set up Safety Management Systems and in auditing their success in doing so. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Quality Assurance and all other aspects of Quality Management. subdivision. life-saving equipment. Regulations are prepared by the Department of the Environment.Marine Design 101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Having started out as organisations promoting Quality long before the term was recognised by shipbuilders. However. .an agency of the DETR.

G. v) Tonnage Measurement Ships must be measured for tonnage to establish the Gross and Net tonnages on which port. are required to be provided with. canal and navigation dues are levied. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . lighting. All lifeboats must be built to conform to the requirements of the LSA rules and are inspected during construction. i) Load Line Rules The MCA administer the British interpretation of the International Load Line Convention and assigns freeboards according to the geometric properties of the ship and its structural strength. Plans and details of accommodation areas must be submitted to the MCA at an early stage of design for approval. Cargo ships. passenger ships are required to carry lifeboats under davits for all persons on aboard and life rafts for an additional percentage of the number on aboard. position for the assessment of stability. Every passenger ship and every cargo ship must be inclined in the presence of a MCA surveyor.Marine Design 102 __________________________________________________________________________________________ An indication of the work of the MCA may be obtained from the following list of their main activities. ii) Survey of Passenger Ships A ship intended to carry more than 12 passengers must conform to the regulations for passenger ships and be issued with a Passenger Certificate appropriate to the number of passengers and the place of operation. heating. Passenger ships operating in river and coastal waters may be permitted to reduce the number of lifeboats and rely on life rafts for the safe evacuation in emergency of all on board. in conjunction with the strength and security of covers to deck and superstructure openings among other considerations. Based on these results the ship's master must be supplied with information for guidance on the safe loading and ballasting of the ship. The actual accommodation is subsequently inspected and measured at the ship. life boats under davits which will accommodate all persons on board and life rafts which will similarly accommodate all persons on board. on each side of the ship. All persons on board must be provided with an approved life jacket. construction. ventilation etc. iii) Life Saving Appliances (LSA) In general. generally. to determine its Lightship Weight and C. iv) Masters and Seamen (Crew Accommodation) The Merchant Shipping Acts lay down minimum standards for crew spaces in terms of floor area. on completion.

detection and extinguishing of fire on board ship are most extensive. In passenger ships. The organisation which maintained these records was based in Cardiff and headed by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. The Registry Act of 1786 made it compulsory for every ship to display its name and the port to which it belonged (port of registry) on the astern. vii) Light and Sound Signals International regulations for preventing collisions at sea require than all ships display proper navigation and other lights to indicate their size and course. fire patrols must be maintained and an alarm and detecting system fitted. Extinguishing is performed by jets of water or foam from fixed hoses and portable fire extinguishers. viii) Fire Appliances The provision of arrangements for the prevention. b) Registration The other main area covered by statutory regulation is that concerned with proof of ownership . Registrars in Ports around both the British Isles and British Possessions overseas.Marine Design vi) Grain Cargoes 103 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Regulations are laid down for the stowage of grain cargoes in order to limit the risk of a transverse shift of the cargo which could cause a serious loss of stability. The Merchant Shipping Act of 1854 reinforced the requirements of previous Acts and put in place a system of Registry documents.Registration. Special arrangements such as inert gas systems or foam discharged through a system of fixed nozzles are required in propelling machinery spaces. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . The lights are screened so than they are only visible from particular directions. Additional information must be supplied to the ship's master on the effect of these cargoes. namely a) Fire-proofing the ship's structure as far as possible b) Providing equipment for detecting a fire whenever and wherever it starts. c) Providing equipment for extinguishing fires. The means adopted to achieve these aims can be divided into three parts. In addition the certificate of registry had to contain details of the ship's dimensions. They should also have the means for producing certain sound signals such as bells or sirens. Fires in cargo spaces are extinguished by smothering with gas or steam distributed by permanently installed piping systems. The compulsory registration of British ships was brought about initially under the Navigation Acts from 1660 onwards.

If a new ship is being registered then a Builder's Certificate must also be submitted to the registrar. Prior to Registration the ship must be surveyed. The Official Number and Net Tonnage to be marked on the main beam. with certain minor exceptions.Marine Design 104 __________________________________________________________________________________________ The provisions of a number of amending Acts were consolidated in the Merchant Shipping Act of 1894 which required that every British ship. The Merchant Shipping (Registration etc. must be registered. these being: i) ii) The ship's name to be marked each side of the bow. There are no longer Registrars in the ports handling registration. a Certificate of Registry is prepared by the surveyor and forwarded to the Registrar of Shipping and Seamen at the intended port of registry.in default of this the ship is liable to be detained in port. also particulars of tonnage. If the vessel later returns to British ownership then it may be re-registered after survey and will be known by its original Official Number. and the draught marks cut in. This Certificate sets out particulars of the build of the ship and its dimensions by which the ship may be identified. When these items are satisfactorily marked the surveyor certifies the carving note and returns it to the registrar who can now sign the Certificate of Registry and hand it over to the owner on receipt of the appropriate fee. instead the port named on the stern of a ship will be a "Port of Choice". appears while at the other intervals only the last digit of the draught appears. or welded on. The ship's master must always have the certificate of registry in his possession on board . For metric ships. 20 or 30 dm etc. allocates the next available Official Number to the ship and enters it on the Certificate of Registry. If a ship ceases to be a British ship by reason of sale or other circumstance then the Certificate of Registry must be returned to the Registrar at its port of registry and its registration is cancelled. and the name and port of registry to be marked on the stern. Before such a vessel proceeds to sea the draughts must be recorded in the official log-book and reported to the Customs Authority. and details of the propelling machinery. A ship may change its name or port of registry under certain regulated circumstances (and the choice of name is subject to official approval) but the Official Number allocates on its first registry is never changed. .) Act 1993 introduced changes to the detail of the process of registration during 1994 so that all the recording of data is centralised under the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. He enters the particulars in the official Register Book. A vessel coming within the terms of the Act and not so registered is not considered to be a British ship. Thus there are no longer "Ports of Registry". ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . At 10 dm intervals the full 10. Prior to the delivery of the Certificate the registrar issues a carving note giving details of the markings required on the ship. each side of the stem and of the sternpost. Application for registration must be made by the owner of the ship and be accompanied by a formal declaration of ownership. On completion of the registration survey. measured for tonnage. the draught marks are numerals 1 dm high placed at every 2 dm interval.

Regulations for Preventing Collisions a Sea . The IMCO Convention required the formal approval of 21 states before the organisation could begin to function This was achieved in March 1958 and on 6th January 1959 the IMCO Assembly met in London where the headquarters were set up. In 1982 the name was changed to International Maritime Organisation (IMO).Saving of Life and Property from Shipwreck . sea transport has for ages demanded a high standard of cooperation between the maritime countries of the world. it was not until 1881 that the first international conference on maritime affairs took place. including that called in 1914 as a direct result of the loss of the Titanic in 1912. The first permanent international maritime body had come into being.but never came into effect because of the outbreak of the First World War. held in Washington discussed such matters as: . especially the Safety of Life at Sea and the efficiency of navigation.3 International Maritime Organisation (IMO) In 1948 the United Nations Maritime Conference at Geneva drew up the convention which created the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO) as an Agency of the United Nations. A draft document was prepared . In 1930 a further International Conference drew up regulations for determining the freeboard of merchant ships engaged in international trade the 1930 International Load Line Convention. Only then can the new requirements be enforced. IMO is the international forum in which problems are aired and solutions thrashed out.one of mankind's oldest callings. Following the Second World War. In spite of the extensive practical co-operation of governments where the saving of life was concerned. This body also assisted in the work of several International conferences.Establishment of a Permanent International Maritime Commission In 1897 the International Maritime Committee was formed to cope with the legal aspects of Merchant Shipping. Before detailing the activities of IMO over the past decade or so. After that war the British Government saw the need to prepare up-to-date requirements and as a result a conference was held in London in 1929 leading to the 1929 Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.Qualifications for Officers and Seamen . Naval Architects are normally most interested in those conventions with an impact on the technical aspects of ship design but much valuable work is also done in the area of legal liability. This conference.The 1914 Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea . The principal role of IMO is the preparation and maintenance of international conventions related to maritime affairs. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . The purpose of the organisation was to provide for cooperation between governments on the whole field of sea transport with particular reference to technical matters affecting international merchant shipping. Once a new convention has been agreed by IMO it must be ratified by the member states and then embodied in national law. Due to its essentially international character.Lanes for Vessels on Frequented Routes .Marine Design 105 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 12. the founding of the United Nations in 1945 marked a significant advance in Inter-governmental co-operation and led to the formation of IMCO. but lacked a central organisation to coordinate activities. it may be of interest to examine the background to sea transport .

Establishment of an International Fund for compensation for Oil Pollution Damage 1971 .For the Safety of Life at Sea 1990 (SOLAS 1990) .MARPOL Protocol 1978 .Load Line Protocol 1988 .Safe Containers 1972 . the same procedure had to be followed for amendments to Conventions but this was later modified to allow amendments approved by IMO to be implemented a fixed period of time after their approval. the most senior of which is the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). International Conventions The IMO has been responsible for instigating and introducing the following International Conventions: .SOLAS Protocol 1978 .For the Safety of Life at Sea 1960 (SOLAS 1960) .For the Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS 1974) .On Intervention on the High Seas in cases of Oil Pollution Casualties 1969 .For the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil 1973 (MARPOL 1973) . The organisation’s technical work is carried out by a number of committees.SOLAS Protocol 1988 . the Facilitation Committee and the Committee on Technical Co-operation. In the period between sessions of the Assembly a Council runs the affairs of the Organisation. The other committees are the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) which has two sub-committees (one is shared with MSC).Standards of Training.International Load Line Convention 1966 (LL 1966) .Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement 1971 . Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1995 (STCW95) ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . the Legal Committee.On Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1969 .For the Safety of Life at Sea 1995 (SOLAS 1995) .Marine Design 106 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Originally.On Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG 1972) . which meets once every two years and comprises all the member states. The Council consists of 32 member states elected by the Assembly for two-year terms. This has ten sub-committees whose titles reflect their areas of interest (See figure).Standards of Training.On Tonnage Measurement of Ships 1969 .On Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic 1965 .On Civil Liability in the Field of Maritime Carriage of Nuclear Material 1971 .International Maritime Satellite Organisation 1976 (INMARSAT 1976) . Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978 (STCW78) .Safety of Fishing Vessels 1977 . Given that it took 25 years for the full implementation of the 1969 Convention on Tonnage Measurement the change of approach for amendments was clearly much needed! The governing body of IMO is the Assembly.

Maritime Search and Rescue 1979 . some of which are mentioned briefly below. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Life Saving Appliances IMCO & IMO in turn have developed standards for the testing and approval of lifejackets and requirements concerning the life-saving appliances to be carried on air cushion vehicles and on mobile offshore units engaged in exploration for hydrocarbons. Considerable effort has been concentrated on two further aspects of safety of navigation: .Salvage 1989 107 __________________________________________________________________________________________ (Note: . the Assembly approves Codes and Resolutions which provide guidance and technical criteria on a wide range of topics.Radio Direction Finder .Radar .Measures for regulating traffic in confined waters . as well as those traditionally associated with ships.A Convention on the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea was agreed in 1974 but has not yet come into force .again demonstrating one of the weaknesses of IMO the length of time it can take for a sufficient number of governments to ratify a convention. Navigational equipment such as: .Marine Design . Safety of Navigation IMO has put in a great deal of effort into introducing measures and policies designed to improve the safety of navigation.) While the Conventions are negotiated and approved at specially convened Conferences.Satellite Navigation which until recently were carried at the discretion of the owner are now mandatory in ships above a certain size. Among the most important are those which concern the compulsory carriage of navigational equipment and the principle of ship routing and separation of traffic at sea.Echo Sounder .Gyro Compass . By making use of the INMARSAT network of orbiting satellites in space to give global surveillance of the maritime broadcast bands a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) was introduced in 1992 and takes full effect from February 1999 for ships of over 300 tons.Revised International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Radio Communications A wide range of operational initiatives designed to improve or reshape the existing Maritime Distress System was studied.

proposing syllabi on various topics which should be included in maritime training programmes.to develop a Code covering the Health and Safety of Fishermen. These proposals took into account the longitudinal subdivision commonly found in passenger ships and were alternatives to the existing requirements in SOLAS 1960. by those participating in the search and general guidelines on the organisation and conduct of such search and rescue operations. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .Marine Design 108 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Search and Rescue Manual As a guide for masters and others involved in incidents of distress at sea. Safety of Fishing Vessels IMO has developed simplified Stability Criteria for fishing vessels from 12 m registered length upwards. The technical factors involved in outflow limitation include the use of double bottom or double skin construction. Subdivision and Stability of Ships This is an area of constant interest to both the maritime community and the general public in the light of the loss of vessels such as Herald of Free Enterprise and Estonia. This contains specific instructions on the actions to be taken by the vessel in distress. the arrangement of tanks and the use of segregated ballast tanks. Proposals for new subdivision regulations for Passenger Ships based on the probability of the ship surviving a variety of damage conditions were developed many years ago but had to await the development of computer power before the calculations involved could be tackled on a regular basis.the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) . Tanker Construction and Equipment Studies into the construction and equipment of oil tankers from the point of view of preventing or minimising pollution by oil in the event of stranding or collision were begun in 1968 following the catastrophic effects of the grounding and break-up of the Torrey Canyon. officers and seamen is an integral part of assuring safety at sea. In 1983 the IMO Committee on Training issued a "Document for Guidance". From 1992 these proposals apply to cargo ships of over 100 m in length which are not required to comply with any other subdivision and damage stability requirements. Considerably enhanced requirements for the stability and subdivision of passenger ships were introduced by SOLAS 1995 following the loss of the Estonia. Guidance on Training The training of masters. These studies not only considered the problem of oil outflow in the event of damage but also embraced comprehensive investigations into the economic implications of tank size limitation. IMO has prepared the Merchant Ship Search and Rescue Manual (MERSAR). It has also co-operated with two other UN Agencies .

The Carriage of Chemicals in Bulk In view of the increase in the sea transportation of hazardous or noxious chemicals in bulk it became apparent that there was a need for international measures to ensure their safe carriage. Responsibility for this convention was transferred to IMCO when it came into being. The Maritime Safety Committee approved an interim recommendation for existing ships of the tanker type carrying dangerous chemicals in bulk liquid form. ports. The 1954 convention dealt only with the deliberate or operational discharge of oil from ships and did not relate to pollution arising from maritime accidents.S. Further international debate on tanker safety followed the grounding of the Exxon Valdez on the coast of Alaska in 1989 and the resulting oil spill.Provisions for redress for damage caused . ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Fire Safety in Ships Fire is one of the most serious hazards facing ships at sea. In the case of normal tankers with two longitudinal bulkheads.Prevention of accidental discharge . especially passenger ships.Marine Design 109 __________________________________________________________________________________________ The IMO Maritime Safety Committee has recommended that the maximum¡ size of tank in the largest tankers should be limited to 50000 m3 for centre tanks and 30000 m3 for wing tanks. This would limit the hypothetical oil outflow in the event of collision or stranding to 30000 m3.Powers given to states for dealing with pollution . the capacity of a centre tank and of a wing tank will be limited to 30000 m3 and 15000 m3 respectively. IMO has recommended a series of amendments to the 1960 SOLAS convention for existing passenger ships and a further series which would apply to new ships only.Methods for dealing with spillages At the 1973 IMO Conference on Marine Pollution the main objective was the complete elimination of wilful and intentional marine pollution by oil and other noxious pollutants coupled with the minimisation of accidental spills. The United States of America unilaterally imposed its Oil Pollution Act 1990.Prohibition of deliberate discharge . demanding double skin construction for all tankers trading to U. Marine Pollution The British government convened an International Conference which resulted in the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil 1954. IMO has conducted a wide-ranging enquiry into alternative means but has not settled on one ideal arrangement. The 1954 convention was extensively amended in 1969 to cover the following topics: .

Again it is in the hands of the individual governments and their maritime administrators to provide the determination and the financial and human resources to inspect ships and detain the unsatisfactory ones until they are made seaworthy. been made less effective because of the lack of a mechanism for the ready international exchange of the outcomes of Port State Inspections. The shipowner can easily deny that any faults existed in his ship and it is difficult to prove that a defect may have been present for a long period of time. IMO has no executive authority to police the operation of its conventions. The formation of regional or continental groupings of maritime administrations to make a concerted effort to find and detain sub-standard ships through efficient Port State Inspections coupled with an internationally organised database detailing when and where a ship was last inspected. Such groupings now exist over a wide area of Western Europe and around the Pacific Rim. The most effective means of enforcing the conventions is for ships to be systematically inspected before they leave port by a representative of the national authority .Marine Design 110 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Administration and Enforcement While it is clear that IMO does a tremendous amount of good work it is also clear that obtaining agreement to all its decisions from all its member governments is a major problem. International action to enforce standards of ship safety is presently heading in two different directions: i) ii) Increasing survey activity by individual cargo owners and ship charterers to allow them to select the ships they are prepared to employ. even when agreement is reached. however. implementation of the decisions is a matter for legislation by the individual governments and may be delayed in many ways.Port State Control. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . This has. Thus if defects are noted at one port it is not easy for another port to find out (a) that they exist and (b) if they have been remedied. what defects were found (if any) and what action (if any) the shipowner promised. In addition.

It then became convenient to use a scale of tonnage to set requirements for manning levels. 1969 Tonnage Convention (Universal Measurement System) The conference aimed to find simple ways of providing the two measurements which tonnage was supposed to provide . Shipowners usually consider it an advantage to obtain the minimum tonnage for a given ship. Complex rules developed to determine whether particular spaces were included in the gross tonnage or exempt (not included) or deductable (in the gross but not in the net). Initially the Moorsom system was quite simple. S. provision of safety and lifesaving equipment. Gross tonnage based on the total enclosed volume of the ship represented its size and Net or Register tonnage based on the volume of the cargo and/or passenger spaces represented its earning capacity. In the 13th Century when tonnage measurement first arose the most valuable cargo and the most profitable trade for England was wine shipment across the Channel from France. and Net Tonnage. The system of tonnage measurement used in the UK until 1982 derived from that enacted in the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854 and is associated with the name of George Moorsom. etc. In the UK the system is described and enforced by The Merchant Shipping (Tonnage) Regulations 1997. representing by its size the demand a ship made on Port or Harbour Resources.2 Present Tonnage Regulations The Moorsom system was superseded by the Universal Measurement System agreed at the 1969 Conference organised by IMCO. Unfortunately they were unlikely to contribute to keeping the ship afloat after it was damaged. The word ton originally came from tun which was a wine cask and.1 Introduction Tonnage is a measure of the internal volume of a ship and was originally introduced to represent its size or its earning capacity in assessing port or harbour dues and the charges for certain services rendered to the ship.Marine Design 111 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 13 Tonnage 13.Gross Tonnage. However. We will first consider these regulations and study them in detail. This system came into force for new or rebuilt ships (and for existing ships by request of the owner) in July 1982. The unit of tonnage was a volume of 100 cubic feet and although called a ton bore no direct relationship to the weight of cargo which would occupy that volume. The rest of the world then based their schemes for tonnage measurement to a greater or lesser extent on the Moorsom system. twenty-five years after the conference that the new system applied to all existing ships. representing by its cargo or passenger ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . The previous system will then be discussed in outline because an appreciation of its working is helpful in understanding design decisions made in many existing ship types. It was not until July 1994. the cargo capacity of a ship was measured by the number of wine casks it could carry. 1997 No 1510. it lost its simplicity.I. Some of these rules encouraged the building of inherently unsafe ships – the “Open” Shelter Decker – which had no permanent means of making watertight the transverse bulkheads above the tonnage deck. The spaces bounded by these bulkheads were “open” and thus “exempt” and not included in the gross tonnage. through time. in some cases. 13.

02*log10(Vc) K3 = 1. All volumes included in the calculation of Gross and Net Tonnages are measured to the inner side of the shell plating. When the new rules were established it was intended that in general the existing tonnages should be unchanged. Volumes of appendages are included in the total volume.30*GT These rules now apply to virtually all ships. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . However two types of ship. volumes of spaces open to the sea are excluded from the total volume.e. The two parameters used for the measurement of tonnage are still called Gross Tonnage and Net Tonnage but are dimensionless numbers and so bear no units. Bulk Carriers and Ore Carriers were awarded a significant reduction in net tonnage. Passenger ships (without Ro-Ro capability).25*GT N1 and N2 shall be taken as zero when N1 + N2 < 13 NT shall not be taken less than 0. In passenger ships account is also taken of the Number of passengers carried in two categories – those in cabins with up to 8 berths and those carried in larger cabins or without cabins.2 + 0. The resulting measures were not to result in too great a change to existing ships and were not to act to distort the criteria of the ship design process. Net Tonnage is generally based on the Volume of the cargo spaces.0000 the term K2Vc(4T/3D)2 shall not be taken less than 0.Marine Design 112 __________________________________________________________________________________________ capacity its ability to pay for services rendered.25((GT + 10000)/10000) D = Moulded Depth amidships in metres T = Moulded Draught amidships in metres N1 = Number of Passengers in cabins with not more than 8 berths N2 = Number of other Passengers Now the factor (4T/3D)2 must not be taken greater than 1. Gross Tonnage is based on the Volume of all enclosed spaces in the ship.2 + 0. small open shelter deck cargo ships and Ro-Ro ships did suffer a significant increase in both gross tonnage and net tonnage. i. The provisions of the Convention came into force on 18th July 1982 for new ships.02*log10(V) The Net Tonnage (NT) of a ship is determined by the formula: NT = K2Vc(4T/3D)2 + K3(N1 + N2/10) where Vc is the total volume of cargo spaces in the ship in cubic metres K2 = 0. The Gross Tonnage (GT) of a ship is determined by the formula: GT = K1*V where V is the total volume of all enclosed spaces in the ship in cubic metres and K1 = 0. converted ships and ships changing registry and on 18th July 1994 for all ships. moulded dimensions are used.

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(However you should be aware that different Regulations may apply to Fishing Vessels and to vessels under 24 m in length.) Excluded spaces are defined as those open to the sea and not suitable for the carriage of cargo. Cargo spaces are defined as compartments for the carriage of cargo which is to be discharged from the ship and are to be permanently marked with the letters CC. Alteration to the parameters of the net tonnage formula that would result in a reduction of net tonnage is restricted to once a year. Segregated Ballast Oil Tankers Tankers with segregated ballast tanks complying with MARPOL 1973 may have the tonnage of these tanks entered in the tonnage certificate. The tonnage of these tanks is to be calculated according to the formula: TSB = K1*Vb where TSB = Tonnage of Segregated Ballast Tanks Vb = Total volume of segregated ballast tanks in cubic metres K1 = 0.2 + 0.02*log10(V) and V is the total volume of all enclosed spaces in the ship in cubic metres Deck Cargoes Where cargo is carried in any uncovered space on deck the tonnage of the space occupied to be taken into account for the payment of dues where goods are carried in spaces not forming part of the gross or net tonnages shall be determined by the formula: TDK =0.535(mean length*mean breadth*mean height) where TDK is deck cargo tonnage and the mean length, mean breadth and mean height are measured in metres Definitions In the context of the Tonnage Regulations, the following definitions apply: Length is the greater of (a) the distance between the fore side of the stem and the axis of the rudder stock or (b) the distance measured from the fore side of the stem being 96% of the distance between that point and the aft side of the stern, both measurements being taken at a waterline corresponding to 85% of the least moulded depth of the ship. In the case of a ship having rake of keel the waterline shall be parallel to the designed waterline. Moulded Depth is the vertical distance from the top of the keel to the underside of the upper deck at side. In a ship with a rounded gunwale the moulded depth shall be measured to the point of intersection of the moulded lines of the deck and side shell, the lines extending as though the gunwale was angular. Where the upper deck is stepped and the raised part of the deck extends over the point where the depth is to be determined then the moulded depth shall ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005

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13.3 The Moorsom Tonnage Measurement System
The old tonnage measurement system required the calculation of the gross tonnage defined as the tonnage of spaces below the tonnage deck (the second deck or deck below the upper deck) plus the tonnage of spaces between the tonnage deck and the upper deck plus the tonnage of closed in spaces above the upper deck plus the tonnage of hatchways. As the underdeck tonnage (that of spaces below the tonnage deck) was measured above the inner bottom (if fitted) then double bottom spaces were excluded from tonnage. The net or register tonnage was then derived from the gross tonnage by making certain deductions. An allowance was made for the propelling machinery space, master’s and crew accommodation and working spaces such as wheelhouse, chartroom, chain lockers, anchor stowage, steering gear, donkey engine, pump room, boiler room, etc. The deduction for the machinery space was intended to include space occupied by coal bunkers (now superseded by fuel oil) and was the subject of a sliding scale calculated as follows: 1) If the tonnage of the machinery space was greater than 13% of the gross tonnage but less than 20% then the allowance was 32% of the gross tonnage. 2) If the tonnage of the machinery space was less than 13% of the gross tonnage then the allowance was the actual tonnage of the machinery space multiplied by 32/13. It was possible to have certain spaces below the upper deck exempt from tonnage measurement, such as the space between the upper deck and the second deck. This exemption followed from a court case in 1875 involving the S.S. Bear. The ship’s owner claimed that by having a small opening in the uppermost or weather deck, the space below the weather deck was not closed in and should therefore not be included in the gross tonnage. Ships which satisfied this requirement were known as open shelter deck ships. The resulting internal arrangements were not conducive to safety in a damaged condition. Although the upper deck or shelter deck above the tonnage deck was regarded as the strength deck of the ship, the space it enclosed was regarded as being open if a tonnage hatch or opening which was not capable of being made watertight was provided in the shelter deck. Bulkheads were stopped at the second deck or if they continued to the upper deck they also had openings not capable of being made watertight. These shelter deck ships had a very small freeboard measured to the tonnage deck and in the event of damage they had very little reserve of buoyancy, risking sinking with only one compartment damaged. Should an owner decide to carry the bulkheads watertight to the upper ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005

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In the years following 1945 steps were taken to amend the existing regulations in order to eliminate open shelter deck ships without removing from them the benefit of reduced tonnage. Eventually ships were measured for tonnage in both the open and the closed condition and the decision as to which applied depended on the draught of the ship. A tonnage mark was set on either side of the ship at amidships to correspond to the draught which would be obtained if the second deck were the freeboard deck. If the mark was immersed then the closed (higher) tonnage applied and if the mark was not immersed then the open (lower) tonnage applied. Paragraph ships were designed to gain an advantage from certain paragraphs in the tonnage regulations and their impact on other statutory requirements. For example a ship exceeding 500 gross tons was required to carry a fully qualified radio officer. To avoid such requirements, many ships were designed to be 499 gross tons. Over a period of time designers became very adept at interpreting the regulations so that a ship of increasing cargo deadweight still remained under 500 gross tons. These observations principally apply to the British tonnage regulations but similar anomalies were found in the rules of most other nations. All of these rules (except for the special rules used by the authorities of the Suez and Panama Canals) were superseded by the 1969 International Convention on Tonnage Measurement. Bibliography The Merchant Shipping (Tonnage) Regulations 1997, S.I. 1997 No 1510 The 1969 International Conference on Tonnage Measurement of Ships by E. Wilson, Transactions RINA Volume 112, 1970 pp357-390

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It is the vertical distance below the freeboard deck at side to the load line mark.2 What is the Purpose of Freeboard? National and International control of the loading of ships by the assignment of a load line guaranteeing a minimum freeboard is intended to “provide overall protection against the sea.3 The Development of Freeboard Rules Freeboard was first considered rationally about 1830 when Lloyd's Register evolved a rule of thumb relating freeboard to depth which gave a reasonable measure of safety. of course. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . it was the safety of the cargo which was the matter of concern rather than the crew or passengers. 14. 2 & 5 are left to be dependent on the geometry of the ship. 14. However overloading remained commonplace and continued to be viewed as an increased risk to the cargo. the following criteria for satisfactory freeboard were in the minds of the delegates: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Prevent entry of water into the hull Possess adequate reserve of buoyancy Provide protection to the crew Have adequate hull strength & stability Limit deck wetness These can be placed into three categories as far as regulation is concerned: 1 & 3 can be satisfied by go/no go decisions under the heading of conditions of assignment. The purpose of the freeboard calculations to be discussed later is to assess the geometry of the ship’s hull so that the minimum freeboard can be determined. At this time. It represents the minimum amount of the ship which must project above the water in its deepest operating draught in order for the ship to remain safe.1 What is Freeboard? Freeboard locates the load line on a ship. This was the Act that we now associate with Samuel Plimsoll. 4 is normally achieved by ensuring that the structure complies with the rules of a recognised classification society plus some simple stability criteria.Marine Design 116 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 14 The Assignment of Freeboard 14. Eventually concern over the safety of the crew led to the British Government passing the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876 which required that all ships be marked with a Load Line but did not specify how to determine its position.” When the last (and current) International Convention on Load Lines assembled in 1966.

which had met in 1925 and 1929. The rules were revised in 1906 when freeboards were reduced.I. The calculation was brought into the law in 1890. The first international conference on Load Lines was held in 1930 and the views of the 1913-15 committee and two others.) supported by a Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN). Hitherto the purpose of freeboard was simply to ensure a reserve of buoyancy and that was all that the rules sought to impose. were the basis for its consideration. These ships are entitled to the minimum assignable freeboard. Having decided on the type of ship. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .Type A and Type B. The rules embody basic freeboards which depend on the length and type of vessel.4 Current requirements for freeboard The rules were once again thoroughly revised at an International Conference in 1966 when subdivision and stability requirements for cargo ships were introduced. Other Type B ships which cannot comply with the most severe subdivision requirements can be assigned a basic freeboard reduced by up to 60% of the difference between the basic A and B values (Type B–60). Breadth and Depth). Under the International Convention agreed in 1930 the assignment of freeboard was to be dependent on the ship having adequate strength and being well constructed and maintained. The freeboards assigned to Type B ships are based on a tabular freeboard which is greater than that assigned to Type A ships and there are corrections applied to increase or reduce these freeboards depending on the watertight integrity and subdivision standards appropriate to individual ships. Ships whose watertightness and subdivision are particularly good may qualify for a reduction of the basic freeboard set out for a Type B ship which effectively grants the ship a Type A freeboard. In addition passenger ships had to satisfy requirements on subdivision and intact stability. This is referred to as a Type B-100 ship (The basic freeboard of a Type B minus 100% of the difference between the basic freeboards of Type A and Type B). (Passenger carrying ships are assessed separately with the minimum freeboard always dependent on the final waterline after damage – a so called “subdivision load line”.) Clearly a wide variety of ship types come within the category of Type B.Marine Design 117 __________________________________________________________________________________________ In the mean time Lloyd's had evolved a calculation for freeboard based on the tonnage coefficient (Underdeck Tonnage in cubic feet divided by the product of Length. The determination of the subdivision load line of a passenger ship is governed by regulations made under the SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) Conventions. the computation of the freeboard is relatively straightforward with a number of corrections being applied to the basic rule freeboard for the length of the ship. Only the Principles of the corrections are discussed here. All other ships which do not meet the definition of a Type A ship are considered as Type B ships. Type A ships are designed only for the carriage of bulk liquid cargoes in tanks with small access openings closed by watertight gasketed covers of steel or an equivalent material. A committee investigated Load Lines in 1913-15 following the loss of the Titanic and considered that the reduction of 1906 was justified. 14. There are two types of ship . For the full details it is necessary to refer to the official version of the rules In the UK these are presented in a Statutory Instrument (S. In 1886 the Board of Trade stated that ships marked in accordance with this calculation would not be detained for overloading.

6L amidships. d) Superstructure Correction A reduction may be made in the freeboard if the effective length of the superstructure is 1. These are set out in the rules. e) Sheer Correction The area under the actual sheer curve is compared with that under a standard parabolic sheer curve whose forward ordinate is twice the height of its aft ordinate given by a standard formula. Where the height of a poop or forecastle is greater than the standard height then an addition to the sheer of the freeboard deck may be made. together with corrections for the length of forecastles for Type B ships. CB is calculated at a draught which is 85% of the least moulded depth of the ship.1L forward of amidships.0L. f) Minimum Bow Height The bow height is the vertical distance at the forward perpendicular between the waterline corresponding to the assigned summer freeboard and the top of the exposed deck at side. The reserve buoyancy above the load line should increase if the displaced volume below the load line increases.1L abaft and 0. This is because small ships without superstructures are thought to be more vulnerable than similar ships with superstructures and so should have a greater freeboard. A minimum bow height is quoted in the rules. ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . b) Block Coefficient Correction Where the block coefficient CB exceeds 0. Where D exceeds L/15 the freeboard is increased. This is also concerned with maintaining adequate reserve buoyancy above the load line.1L abaft and forward of amidships. A percentage of this reduction is available when the total effective length is less than 1. A percentage of this reduction is available if the superstructure covers less than 0. c) Depth Correction The depth (D) for freeboard is defined in the rules. Where the sheer so calculated is less than the standard then an addition is made to the freeboard. if appropriate) is increased. Where D is less than L/15 a reduction in freeboard may be granted if the ship has an enclosed superstructure covering at least 0.68 the basic freeboard (as modified by a) above. Where the sheer is greater than the standard a reduction in freeboard may be permitted if the ship has a superstructure covering 0.Marine Design 118 __________________________________________________________________________________________ a) Flush Deck Correction The freeboard of a Type B ship of less than 100 metres in length and having superstructure of less than 35% of that length will have its freeboard increased. Once again this is to maintain adequate reserve buoyancy. If the superstructure can be considered strong enough and large enough to contribute some reserve buoyancy then the contribution demanded from the hull above the load line may be reduced.0L.

However if the resulting bow height is insufficient. but the machinery space is also to be treated as a floodable compartment at an assumed permeability of 0 85 ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 .To ensure the crew can safely get to all parts of the ship. or if the owners request a draught less than the maximum possible then the freeboard will be increased again.6 General Conditions of Assignment of Freeboard Having established the geometry of the freeboard the following aspects of the ships construction must be in accordance with the rules in order that the calculated freeboard can be assigned to the ship: 1) Structural Strength and Stability 2) Construction of and Openings in Superstructure End Bulkheads 3) Hatchways closed by Portable Covers with Tarpaulins 4) Hatchways closed by Weathertight Steel Covers 5) Machinery Space Openings 6) Other Openings in Freeboard and Superstructure Decks 7) Ventilators 8) Air Pipes 9) Cargo Ports and similar Side Openings 10) Scuppers.To ensure that water does not build up on deck. A Summary of the Subdivision Requirements for the Assigning of Type A. 2) Gangway and Access . Inlets and Discharges 11) Side Scuttles 12) Freeing Ports 13) Protection of Crew Type A ships require that special attention be given to further aspects of their construction:1) Machinery Casings .5 Determination of Minimum Freeboard When all the above corrections have been made to the basic tabular freeboard.To ensure their watertightness. Type B – 60 & Type B – 100 Freeboards Type A A Length Subdivision requirements Less than 150 m None Greater than 150 m To withstand the flooding of any compartment within but Less than 225 m the cargo tank length which is designed to be empty when the ship is loaded to the summer water line at an assumed permeability of 0 95 A Greater than 225 m As above. 3) Hatchways To ensure their watertightness.Marine Design 119 __________________________________________________________________________________________ 14. 4) Freeing Arrangements . The requirement for a minimum bow height is meant to help keep water off the deck and improve the working conditions of the crew. Type B. the calculated freeboard will set the maximum summer draught for the vessel. 14.

but the machinery space also to be treated as a floodable compartment at an assumed permeability of 0 85 To withstand the flooding of any two adjacent fore and aft compartments within the cargo hold length at an assumed permeability of 0 95 As above. and the metacentric height in the flooded condition should be positive. 1998 No 2241 as amended by. S.I. The Merchant Shipping (Load Line)(Amendment) Regulations 2000.I. 2000 No 1335 Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1752 (M) The 1966 International Conference on Load Lines by D. taken alone. also to be treated as a floodable compartment at an assumed permeability of 0 85 Damage is assumed as being for the full depth of the ship. 1969 pp 1-20 ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . The maximum angle of heel is to be 15°. Murray Smith. Bibliography The Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998. but the machinery space.Marine Design 120 __________________________________________________________________________________________ B+ B B-60 B-60 — — 100 m to 225 m Greater than 225 m B-100 100 m to 225 m B-100 Greater than 225 m None None To withstand the flooding of any single damaged compartment within the cargo hold length at an assumed permeability of 0 95 As above. S. Transactions RINA Volume 111. R. After flooding the final water-line is to be below the lower edge of any opening through which progressive flooding may take place. with a penetration of 1/5 the beam clear of main transverse bulkheads.

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Molland & A. 1997 pp 157-165 ___________________________________________________________________________ September 2005 . Wellicome & P. Couser Transactions RINA Volume 138.Marine Design 123 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Resistance Experiments on a Systematic Series of High Speed Displacement Catamaran Forms: Variation of Length/Displacement Ratio and Breadth/Draught Ratio. F. Lee Transactions RINA Volume 139. by A. J. 1996 pp 55-72 An Investigation into the Effect of Prismatic Coefficient on Catamaran Resistance by A. F. R. F. Molland.