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  • Fabrication

    Various processes of producting the structural ship parts.

  • Fabrication shop

    A shipyard facility where plates and profiles are cut and welded together. The assembly systems begin with plates...

  • Fabrication tolerance

    A permissible deviation from a specified value, expressed in actual values or more often as a percentage of the...

  • Face plate

    Generally, a narrow stiffening along the inner edge of web frames, stringers, etc, to form the flange of the member.

  • Fail-safe

    A system or a machine is fail-safe when, upon the failure of a component or subsystem or its functions, the system...

  • Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA)

    A failure analysis methodology used during design to postulate every failure mode and the corresponding effect...

  • Fairlead

    A guide for a mooring line which enables the line to be passed through a ship bulwark or other barrier, or to change...

  • Fairway

    Navigable part of a waterway.

  • Fairway speed

    Mandatory speed in a fairway.

  • Fall

    The rope with blocks making up a tackle. The end secured to the block is called the standing part; the opposite...

  • Fall preventer devices (FPD)

    Arrangements that provide a physical barrier to inadvertent on load hook release.

  • Fallpipe rockdumping vessel

    A very specialized ship consisting of a hold in which graded rock is stocked. The rock material is placed at an...

  • Falls

    Wires or ropes used to hoist or lower a boat or cargo.

  • Fan

    Generally applied to radial- and axial-flow blowers that increase the density of the air passing through them by...

  • Fathom

    A measure of length, equal to 6 linear feet, used for depths of water and lengths of anchor chain.

  • Fatigue

    It refers to the failure of materials exposed to repeated actions of stress fluctuation. It is responsible for...

  • Fatigue crack, fatigue fracture

    A crack that results from the continued application of a cyclic load.

  • Fatigue endurance

    The ability of a metal component or structure to perform without suffering any consequences of fatigue loadings.

  • Fatigue life

    The period during which a structural member may operate without suffering reductions in strength due to the action...

  • Fatigue limit

    The maximum number of cycles in load application to a structure that can be applied before the appearance of any...

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