Triamaran Concept

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by ivansalasj, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. ivansalasj
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    ivansalasj Junior Member


    I am currently designing a fast trimaran as a container ship as part of my MEng degree, If anybody has any information or suggestions it will be great full if you could let me know.

    Also i was thinking of using maxsurf to model the hull any help that can you can give me here will be great.

    Thanks for your help
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    Hey Ivan,
    I think you are knowing the fast Container Ship projects from Nigel Gee and

    In this case they are PENTAMARAN CONTAINER VESSELS. But the solution should be similar to your trimaran. Further information you can get from Nigel Gee's Technical Papers.

    But overall the fast running Container ships are an absolutely flop.
    HDW and JIANGNAN Shipyard built for NORASIA fast feeder ships

    Look at the needed power, the container intake, the speed and the lenth of the ship.

    Compare the two HDW ships for Norasia. The fast ship goes only 3 kts faster, you need the same power, you have only half of the container intake and the cost of the ships are the same.

    The first Open Top Container Ships designed by HDW for Norasia were an absolutely success, and the fast running design from Nigel Gee a desaster


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