Chapter 8 -Scantling of Ship’s Hulls by Rules
There are many rules that need to be followed when designing hulls of the ship. The term “scantling” refers to the determination of geometrical dimensions (such as wall thickness and sectional modules) for a structural component/system. The initial scantling design is one of the most important and challenging tasks throughout the entire structural design process. This chapter introduces the design equations for tankers based on IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) requirements and classification rules (e.g., ABS, 2002). The understanding of the ship hulls strengths, buckling points, weaknesses, and the rules and restrictions of designing a ship is goal of this chapter.
Buckling, Bulkheads, Hull, Scantling, Shear Stress, Stiffeners, Transverse strength