Accession Number : ADA293501

Title :   Hull Structural Concepts for Improved Producibility - Tankers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ROSENBLATT (M) AND SON INC NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Daidola, John C. ; Parente, John ; Robinson, William H.

PDF Url : ADA293501

Report Date : 15 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 240

Abstract : Alternative structural system concepts have been developed for 40K and 95KDWT double hull tankers, with the object of studying their producibility in existing U.S. shipyards, including labor hours and construction schedules. Structural components and elements considered included alternative material, shell plating, bulkheads, stiffeners and other structural elements for both conventional and unidirectional double hull tankers, together with shipbuilding processes such as automation and accuracy control, and standardization including design. It is concluded that increased automation, accuracy control and standardization are the areas where the greatest gains may be possible to make U.S. shipyards more productive and more competitive on a world scale. (MM)

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *WELDS, *SHIPBUILDING, *PRODUCTION RATE, *SHIP HULLS, *WELDING, *TANKER SHIPS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, STIFFENING, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), STEEL, CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, COSTS, DESIGN CRITERIA, BULKHEADS, PLATING, SHIPYARDS, MOMENT OF INERTIA.

Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE