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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Giannotti, J
    • Van Mater, P R
    • JONES, N
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 6 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM