Monday, April 11, 2011

lines plan..(LPL)

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Just finished working on my lines plan assignment and suddenly I feel like I want to write something about it. Let me introduce you guys with the most 'lovable' subject in this semester, Lines Plan (LPL 232)

Lines plan is the three most basic drawings of a ship, showing its general hull form. It consists of the profile or sheer plan, the waterline plan and the body plan. To build a ship, firstly you must have to draw the ship's lines plan. The lines plan of a boat provide an immediate indication of her looks, performance, and sea-worthiness. Got it? That is the simples explanation I can give. 

It is almost three weeks since we got our assignment and we're still have a long way to go. It is the most toughest and complicated subject. We have to choose either a tanker ship, a container ship or a general cargo ship then we have to draw its lines plan based on the informations given. We have to do a lot of calculation and draw graphs, starting with the Curved Sectional Area (CSA) graph and so on. This time I have to play with a very detailed figures and measurements, that was all the fun was about. 

That's all for now, I will update on this later. Now let's take a look on how the Lines Plan looks like.
The final lines plan of a ship, consisting of the three basic drawings of a ship. This is from Google, take note about that. I have a long way to go to complete these drawings.