Naval Architecture Articles

How to use a ship’s hydrostatics to calculate its draft and trim

Introduction A ship’s hydrostatics, or hydrostats, is an oft used term in maritime parlance, and it refers to the characteristics when it is floating. What characteristics are these? How are these determined, and how can we read and understand them? Understanding...

Numerical integration methods for hull volume estimation

Introduction The hull of a ship is a complex 3D geometry, and finding out its simple properties like volume, centroid, etc. is not possible through simple formulae unlike standard shapes like cuboid or a cylinder.   How do we find a property, say the volume of a...

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 artery of the global manufacturing supply chain, as more than four fifths of the world merchandise trade by volume is carried by sea. Undoubtfully, the...

Naval architecture, new challenges and a new horizon

  Naval architecture, new challenges and a new horizon by Lim Soon Heng, BE, PE, FSSS, FIMarEST Founder President, Society of FLOATING SOLUTIONS (Singapore) Civilization has arrived at a point of inflexion triggered by global warming and rising sea...

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