Maritime Industry Articles

Designing a closed chock as per IACS rules

Introduction   Chocks are used universally for mooring and towing operations on ships. For towing operations, Chocks are used for guiding the towing rope from the winch through the outer shell of the vessel to the tug. For mooring operations, the chock is used to...

The Optim22 method of hull optimization – Part 2

 This is a follow-up article to the previous article on Framed Structures Optimization. 1.1      Abstract A previous article introduced the Optim22 method.  This one adds additional background information plus 3 more case studies to...

The Optim22 Method of Weight Optimization of Framed Steel Structures

1      Abstract A semi-automated structural weight optimization system is presented for framed structures of post and beam construction which is based on basic structural member design principles.   The approach is to adjust member properties in a manner that...

Combating rising seas with floating structures

Introduction Rising sea level is an existential threat for many coastal cities. The sea is rising subtly but relentlessly at an exponential rate. Many predictions of how high and how fast it will rise in the next 50 years have proved to be understated. According to...