The Preliminary Design of a Research Vessel for Nearshore Underwater Archaeology in Taiwan

  • 謝 尹甄

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

This thesis depicts the design of the research vessel for nearshore underwater archaeology in Taiwan According to the domestic experience of underwater cultural heritage we plan to development and test the tool related to underwater archaeology in Taiwan that might be required in the near future The thesis is focused on the survey of requirement and preliminary design of a research vessel for nearshore underwater archaeology in Taiwan Owning to numerous details of design requirements and specifications are not clear for now this preliminary design of a research vessel or nearshore underwater archaeology in Taiwan remains flexible depending on requirements of the ship owner and users This thesis is only based on reasonable assumptions of design conditions for ship owner In this study we adopted semi-structured interview to consult with experts who are experienced in relative fields in order to collect their suggestions to practical requirements for designing research vessel for underwater archaeology in Taiwan The interviewees included: underwater archaeologists archaeological diving experts professors experienced in underwater technology and marine investigation fields and experienced naval architects These opinions are integrated to the reference design conditions of the preliminary de-sign of a research vessel for nearshore underwater archaeology Furthermore we refer to environment of archaeological area and fishing harbors as reference of design requirements Then based on general ship design process we preliminarily design a research vessel for nearshore underwater archaeology The contents include lines body plan general arrangement ship hydrostatic calculations resistance prediction and the cost estimation of the research vessel The study findings may serve as a reference for related institutes of cultural heritage who plan to build an exclusive research vessel for nearshore underwater archaeology in Taiwan The research vessel is sufficient with working deck area and laboratory and has a dynamic positioning system
Date of Award2016 Aug 3
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorJeng-Horng Chen (Supervisor)

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The Preliminary Design of a Research Vessel for Nearshore Underwater Archaeology in Taiwan
尹甄, 謝. (Author). 2016 Aug 3

Student thesis: Master's Thesis