To clarify the procedures contained in the Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Special Service Craft (hereinafter referred to as the Rules for Special Service Craft) a series of typical calculation procedures are contained in these ‘Guidance Notes’.

The procedures describe the fundamental principles contained in Part 8 of the Rules for Special Service Craft and the associated computer software. 

The procedures contained in these Guidance Notes are for:

  • Design of single skin hull laminates.
  • Design of sandwich panel laminates.
  • Design of typical stiffening members.