Monohull, catamaran, trimaran . . . so many choices. Which hullform to pick? Can we draw upon any science to guide our choices, or we beg Lady Luck to guide us? This article provides a rational and design map for selecting hullforms applicable to any type of mission. This organized approach allows us to see past the limitations of historic examples and consider new alternatives.
How man tons in a pound? When ships weigh thousands of tons, you really need to know which type of ton. So take five minutes and get clarity on the esoteric measurements of ship design.
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- 0100 Hull Structure
- 0200 Propulsion Plant
- 0400 Command and Surveillance
- 0500 Auxiliary Systems
- 0800 Integration / Engineering
- 0900 Shipyard And Support Services
- 8000 Engineering Business
- 8100 Structural
- 8200 Fluids
- 8400 Seakeeping / Fluid Structure Interaction
- 8420 Ship Response
- 8430 Ship Motion Control
- 8440 Ship Maneuvering
- 8450 Fluid Loads
- 8500 Mechanical
- 8600 Arrangements
- 8900 Drafting