Naval Architecture: From Theory to practice


  • Richard Luco Salman Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Rodrigo Flores Troncoso NavTec Ltda
  • Rodrigo Baos Ortiz NavTec Ltda



Design, naval architecture, mission profile, shipbuilding


The complexity of projecting and designing a ship requires a work sequence that covers at least three main areas: (1) Concept engineering; (2) Basic engineering; (3) Detail engineering. This paper explains the design transition that exists (or should exist) between concept engineering and the final product, emphasizing the existing contractual relationship with the shipbuilder, especially in the initial definition of the project and the influence on construction aspects.


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Author Biographies

Richard Luco Salman, Universidad Austral de Chile

Dr.Marine Eng., Instituto de Cs. Navales y Marítimas, Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile.

Rodrigo Flores Troncoso, NavTec Ltda

Chief of Naval Architecture, NavTec Ltda. Valdivia, Chile.

Rodrigo Baos Ortiz, NavTec Ltda

Numerical Hydrodynamic Area, NavTec Ltda. Valdivia, Chile


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How to Cite

Luco Salman, R., Flores Troncoso, R., & Baos Ortiz, R. (2019). Naval Architecture: From Theory to practice. Ciencia Y tecnología De Buques, 13(25), 27–35.



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