Introduction The hull of a ship is a complex 3D geometry, and finding out its simple properties like volume, centroid,...

# Ship Design and Construction Articles

## How to do rule-based fitting calculations of a keyless propeller

Introduction A keyless propeller, as the name implies, requires no key for fastening the propeller on the cone of the...

## Designing Fillet Welds for Symmetrical Joint Sections

Introduction Fillet welds are the most commonly used weld types in marine structures. A fillet weld is used when there...

## Designing a stanchion/stopper for sea-fastening of deck cargo

Introduction Stanchions – a familiar term for mariners and ship designers. What are Stanchions? A stanchion is...

## Designing bolts for a joint connection

Introduction Bolts are very commonly used fastening items and used in a variety of configurations. In this...

## Draft Surveys: Methodology, Calculations, and common errors

Introduction Marine transport is the backbone of the global trade and reasonably can be considered to be the...

## The Bulbous Bow – types, characteristics, and effects

This is Part 2 of the two-part series on Bulbous Bows. For Part 1, click here By Tamal Mukherjee, *This...

## Using Class Rules to assess the Longitudinal Strength requirement of Barges

Introduction The longitudinal strength of a vessel is integral to its evaluation for a given purpose. To get an...

## The why and how of freeboard calculation of a ship

Introduction Freeboard is a common term used in vessel operations. Freeboard is the smallest vertical distance between...

## Using MS Excel to evaluate the Stability of existing Barges

Barges are the simplest, and yet most widely used of marine vehicles. They are used for a variety of purposes ranging...

## How to calculate the strength of Midship Section of a Ship

The mid-ship section of a ship is a defining structural drawing of the vessel. It represents the most critical...

## How to use empirical formulas to estimate the resistance of a Ship

How to use empirical formulas to estimate the resistance of a Ship Resistance estimation holds immense importance in...