Viability of a New Fender in Market and a New Fender Design Proposal for Small Vessels.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This dissertation has been carried out for AB Halmstads Gummifabrik (HGF) during the spring of 2016. The purpose of this thesis has been to do a market research on the company’s fender and to give a fender design proposal for small vessels. The expectation in the future is that the design proposal may be implemented into an actual product by the company, and released in the market. The project began with a meeting at HGF with Zaheer, where he gave us an overview and details about the project as well as an explanation of how the project needs to be developed. The project was performed mainly by following the David Ullman’s Methodology. Criteria’s were set together with Zaheer to carry out the research, different ports in different countries from all of the Europe were shortlisted and contacted, especially covering the Scandinavian area. The company’s fender covered a huge range of vessels existing in the European region, but there was gap which existed with the private or small vessels (i.e. Yachts, motorboats, etc.) which were due to the reason that the company’s fender only covered the industrial mid-sized vessels (i.e. Cargos, Tankers, etc.) To fill up the gap a fender design had to be proposed which in turn had to have compatibility with the smaller vessels. Product development was carried out with concept generation and other functionalities. When a concept was finalized a 3D CAD model was made with the help of Unigraphics NX software and 2D drawings were made for future references. The result was a fender design which was simulated and analysed successfully for a range of small vessel berthing using the Altair´s Inspire software.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 48 p.
Marine fenders, Fender design, Vessels, Ships, Harbours
Mechanical Engineering Marine Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31164OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31164DiVA: diva2:937050
Subject / course
2016-05-20, O-124, Halmstad University, Box 823, Kristian IV:s väg 3, 301 18, Halmstad, 09:15 (English)
Chibba, Aron, Professor
Rosén, Bengt-Göran, Professor