A survey of the literature shows that since the design of N.S. Savannah the progress of research made in the field of collision protection of nuclear power plants has been only modest. This study tries to show how the whole problem of collision protection can be broken down. It also summarizes the state of the art with regard to the individual aspects of the problem. The survey is broken down into (1) external mechanics of impact which includes some peculiarities of ship collisions; (2) internal mechanics of impact which covers the energy absorption of ship structures; (3) envirionmental factors of collisions which, because they are not known for certain have been analyzed stochastically; and (4) ideas and suggestions for protective structures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Survey of the State of the Art. Prepared in Cooperation with Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., Maritime Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Krappinger, O
  • Publication Date: 1966-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORA-07990
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2564
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1974 12:00AM