9.4 Ship Construction

9.4.1 Introduction

This section outlines typical examples of ship structure, and the complexity of stiffening arrangements. An outline of shipyard layout and shipbuilding process is given, together with a description of the links between the design, drawing and manufacturing process.

9.4.2 Typical Examples of Structure

Figures 9.36 to 9.41 illustrate some typical components of structure. Figure 9.36 shows a typical transom stern, stern frame and the stiffening arrangement in the aft peak. Figure 9.37 shows a typical midship section for a transversely framed cargo ship and Figure 9.38 the midship section for a container ship, showing side shell, bottom shell and tank top plating and stiffening arrangements. Figure 9.39 ...

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