3676. Weight Control: Idealistic vs. Realistic

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Title3676. Weight Control: Idealistic vs. Realistic
Publication TypeConference Paper
Paper Number3676
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBird, R. Alan
Conference76th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada
Conference LocationMontreal, Canada
PublisherSociety of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc.
Date Published05/2017

Often, the requirements for determining the mass properties of a ship are contractually establishedbythecustomerand/orthedesignagent. Inreallifethough,withintheshipyard, many of those requirements physically can’t be done, are in themselves not accurate, or fall by thewaysideduetocostand/orschedulefactors. EveninsomeoftheRecommendedPractices, there are “requirements” that are misconceived. This paper discusses several examples that can (and will) deter from what would be an “idealistic” weight control program.

Key Words13. Weight Engineering - Marine
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