CRITICAL EVALUATION OF LOW ENERGY SHIP COLLISION DAMAGE THEORIES AND DESIGN METHODOLOGIES
This paper represents a step forward in the development of reliable methods for designing hull structures to resist low energy collisions. Data sources include model experiments and full scale information obtained from ship casualty records. The assumptions made by existing theories are assessed, and the collision energy absorption mechanisms are ranked. Finally, recommendations are made for improving the usefulness of existing design methods.
- From the 1980 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, "Safety and the Marine Environment," held 3-7 June 1980 at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California.
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- Giannotti, J
- Van Mater, P R
- JONES, N
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Casualties; Crashes; Energy absorption; Fatalities; Hulls; Impact; Mathematical models; Ship motion; Vehicle design; Water transportation crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Casualty data; Collision damage protection; Collision modeling; Hull damage prevention; Hull impact; Hull structures; Ship casualties; Ship impact forces
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00311119
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 6 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM