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Designing of river vessels, development of technical designs

Terms of Reference

At the beginning of the development of the ship's design, a statement of work is drafted. It is one of the most important stages of ship design. It comprises description of all features of the vessel.

Terms of Reference

This abbreviated version of the project, several variants. Its objectives:

  • Establishing the feasibility and interaction of the terms of the technical proposal;
  • to determine tentatively the location of the main parts of the ship;
  • determination of the possibility of equipping the ship with the proposed equipment.

Conceptual design

After the technical proposal which goes through all the stages of coordination and formalization, a conceptual design begins to be developed. It includes materials which supplement the basic information contained in the technical proposal, drawings, calculations.

This stage of development should include significant design proposals for vessel's parts and their substantiation. It is necessary to take into account the requirements of any subsystem without affecting the properties of another - not to overestimate the weight, cost, volume. If to consider each subsystem separately from others, it is possible to aim at creation of integral complex of systems for the projected ship.

Engineering design

At this stage, the definition of all parts, properties of the vessel is completed. All structural, technological solutions for hull, power plant, rooms, various equipment are approved. Technical project is inspected by supervising organizations.

Working draft

Accepted technical project of a river boat is the base for preparing design documentation.

Depending on certain conditions, some stages of work can be removed, grouped. For example, preparation of terms of reference can be combined with preparation of technical proposal, and preparation of technical project can be combined with working project.

It is always necessary to remember that design and construction of ships needs professionals at any stage of work. That's why you can turn to Bwts engineering companies.

Even minor omissions can be costly. One should not save too much on design works, as the result may be unpredictable. Moreover, in many cases it will be impossible and very costly to change design solutions at the construction stage. A well-prepared design is the key to the success of ship construction! It will also optimize the time and cost of construction!

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