Maintenance and safety certification of the Navy's graving drydocks are essential in supporting fleet operation and readiness. Thus, structural analyses of graving drydocks are made regularly by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command using a finite element computer program. An analytical method is implemented to evaluate the structural adequacy of existing drydocks which are subjected to static and earthquake loads. The results of the analyses are used in certifying the safety of drydocks. The purpose of this paper is to present the drydock wall stability analysis method and to compare the analytical results with the observed wall displacement. Conclusions were derived from the results of the finite element analysis and the measured wall displacement. The results were useful in the structural analyses and safety certification of the graving drydocks.

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    • Journal article; Reprints paper prepared for presentation at ASNE Day 1990
  • Authors:
    • Wu, A H
    • Cecilio, J
    • Bayles, R A
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00659715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM