Request for project topic

Discussion in 'Education' started by member 22129, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. member 22129

    member 22129 Previous Member

    Hi everyone
    I am Master of Science student from university of Strathclyde looking for project topic. I have 2 years production experience in yacht manufacturing company in middle east & 1 year designing experience in ship designing. Can anyone suggest a topic which is relevant to boat designing. I have few software skills like Autocad, Rhino, 3D max, MathCAD & Matlab.

    Please suggest any suitable topic as soon as possible.

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    The relationship between maximum tonnage and seakindliness
     
  3. Frosty

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    I do not know, but I have re-written you question in English

     
  4. CPBY
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    Prasanthyerneni,
    If you could please be a little bit more specific about the topic choice.

    For example:

    Ship or Yacht?
    Design or construction?
    Sailboat or powerboat?

    Any other criteria?

    Let us know.
    Scott
     
  5. member 22129

    member 22129 Previous Member

    Hello Mr. Gonzo
    Thanks for ur topic. I m trying to find out more information about that topic.
    Mr. CPBY i am looking for a topic related to design of yacht or specific propulsion in a yacht.. i hope u understand what i mean...?

    Frosty if u dont mind, plz validate this post and let me the know the err...?
     
  6. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Oh dear. It seems the same problem everywhere.
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Just use 'of', 'the', and 'a' occasionally ,--youlle be fine'

    Abbreviations are for SMS text messages and Americans
     
  8. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    How about tunnel drives on a powerboat that will sit level at low tide. That allows for a wider stern which is always a good selling point.
     
  9. welder/fitter
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    I might be able to help clarify things a bit. I pm'd Yerneni to suggest a couple of ideas for projects & the one he expressed interest in was as follows:
    As he has some experience with production of luxury yachts - http://www.gulfcraftinc.com/ - I suggested that he might consider a "minimalist, bullet-proof" yacht, one that I could take from Vancouver, Canada, to Hawaii, as an example. As I have explained, the vessel would need to meet the first priority of being affordable to the average couple, followed by being capable of anything nature threw it's way. In my mind, I was picturing something along the lines of the smaller Nordhavns. After viewing the afore-mentioned web-site, however, perhaps a trawler yacht would be too traditional a design for Yerneni's tastes. I understand that he has 3 months to complete this project. As my capabilities to design are probably less than his, I'll now sit on the sidelines and learn. I should also mention that I suggested steel as a building material, as that is my own favoured material in construction and I believe it is cheaper to construct in steel than fibreglass. I suggested in a subsequent pm that Yerneni try to be as descriptive as possible in relaying what he wants, in order for the experienced designers to better assist him.
    I hope this alleviates, rather than adds, to any confusion.
    Mike
     
  10. gonzo
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    Have you priced Nordhavens? There are not affordable to the average couple.
     
  11. welder/fitter
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    I know, Gonzo, I used them as an example of a 40-50 foot, go anywhere type. What I was suggesting to Yerneni was that the lower the price, the larger the market, as long as the design had appeal to most. Perhaps, what I've suggested is impossible & you, or others, may have a more realistic suggestion for Yernani's project .

    Geez, not expressing my thoughts well, today. Gonzo, aren't the Nordhavn's built in Dana Point, California? Labour costs must be a huge factor in the production costs. Building the same vessels in Asia, or using imported labour in the Middle East would drastically reduce production costs, would it not? I am, presently, having a cliff-side home built next to one of our beaches, in the Southern Philippines. I could certainly not have the same place built in Canada, probably couldn't afford the land these days. In similar fashion, I intend to build a large - 60 foot - Hankinson designed sailboat in The Philippines, because of the cheaper labour. As a steelworker in the shipyards/drydocks of Western Canada, I have watched our industry die, replaced by cheaper labour in Asian yards. I may not like it, but that is reality.
    Mike
     
  12. gonzo
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    I think that the cost of labor would not really fulfill a design project though. He is rather looking for something innovative.
     
  13. member 22129

    member 22129 Previous Member

    Thankq all...

    Hello everyone
    I am very thankful to you all..
    Especially Mike & Gonzo. I will show these topics to my Professor and let you know which topic i am going to take...?
    Mr. Mike as u said reality.. Its true employees are not much paid in the Asian yards not only in Production but also in Design too..
    Anyhow thats not our discussion.
    Once again Thanks
     
  14. JRMacGregor
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    Hi Yerneni

    do you really want a project that designs ONE new thing ?

    or are you interested in a project which compares the characteristics of lots of "similar" but different existing designs ?

    the former is more creative, but the latter involves lots of comparison and drawing conclusions. You would need to use hull definition software, do some hydrostatic and perhaps hydrodynamic analysis

    if the latter is of interest to you - drop me a PM
     

  15. Leo Lazauskas
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    The effect of surface roughness on performance.

    A rule of thumb used by some naval architects for large naval vessels is to increase the skin-friction by 0.1% for every day in the water.
    For example, after 180 days friction is increased by 18%.
    Is there a similar empirical formula that can be applied to yachts?
    How does it vary in different locations around the world?
    How often should the surface be treated?

    Good luck with your studies,
    Leo.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
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