A recreated model of 400-liao Zhan-Zuo ship and its performance analysis

S. M. Tseng, Jeng-Horng Chen

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A four-hundred liao Zhan-Zuo Ship, a flag ship of navy fleet in Ming dynasty, was studied technically by recreated model making and performance analysis. We introduced the replication theory proposed by Western scholars and translate terminologies of different degree of replication into Chinese. Then, we used records in Nan-Chuan-Ji and Longjian-Chuan-Chang-Zhi to make two (1/10 and 1/25) recreated models. Some errors in the records were also corrected. The volume (4030 cubic chi) for cargo, equipment and people and total displacement (260 ton) were calculated for further study on the problem of liao. Using modern naval architecture tools, the hydrostatic performance and safety performance were calculated or simulated. It shows that Zhan-Zuo Ship is a ship type between Fu-chuan and Sha-chuan with good balance in performance and suitable for battle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-75
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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