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published by John T. Everett
This website on oil tankers explains how their size is a consequence of how their volume and surface area scale up. A cross-section diagram shows how the relative size of oil tankers has grown from the 1950s to the 1990s. Limiting factors on the size of tankers are also discussed.
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photo credit:  Auke Visser's International Super Tankers This resource was a Physics To Go feature from August 16, 2007 until September 1, 2007. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007
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Keywords: weight, Oil tanker, buoyancy, geometry, shipping, volume surface area ratio
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 12, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated: Aug 04, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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