ASSESSMENT OF THE PROBABILISTIC APPROACH TO SHIP LONGITUDINAL STRENGTH

The advent of ship configurations departing drastically from conventional ship types has resulted in problems with respect to classification rules and design methods. Some major structural failures experienced by ships of the more radical configurations have made the Classification Societies take an interest in design methods based upon statistics and probability as a means of rationally selecting design criteria. This paper provides the Naval Architect with a summary of such a design method emphasizing the underlying assumptions and analyzing its strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the method is extended to illustrate how it can be applied to define the required ship section modulus for any specific level of safety.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the meeting of the New England Section of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Mansour, A E
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM