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The Maritime Engineering Reference Book by Anthony F. Molland

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Chapter 9 Ship design, construction and operation

9.1 Introduction

This Chapter provides a broad overview of ship design, construction and operation. In the first sections, the basic practical aspects of deriving the technical ship dimensions, masses, stability and body plan are described. The next sections describe the materials used in ship construction, the effects of corrosion, and a brief description of the ship construction process. The economics of ship operation are described, indicating the interactions with technical design. Finally, optimization applied to ship design and operation is described and how optimization may be used to achieve the most suitable design.

9.2 Ship design

9.2.1 Overview

9.2.1.1 General

A ship is a complex ...

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