This paper describes investigations into the dimensional accuracy of steelwork. Each process from lofting to berth assembly is examined, in order to highlight sources of error and to determine the accuracy attainable at each process stage. Measurements of berth deflection are also described. The principal recommendations are that a system of tolerances, varying from plus or minus 1/32 to plus or minus 3/16 in., be used for the steelwork processes and that the control of quality be formalized by the introduction of routine checks and control charts.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Braid, V E
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Pagination: p. 173-185
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  • Accession Number: 00050990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 20 1974 12:00AM