STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF A CATAMARAN CROSS-STRUCTURE BY THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

This problem is examined using the Finite Element Method. The behavior of a multicell box girder representing a catamaran cross-structure is studied. Because of the relatively low length-to-breadth ratio of a typical catamaran cross-structure, the deck plating effectiveness is found to be rather small. Parametric studies are performed, and curves of the effectiveness as a function of the relevant geometric and loading parameters are presented. These curves may be helpful in the early stages of new designs.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Mansour, A E
    • Fenton, P H
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-42
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  • Accession Number: 00046644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1974 12:00AM