Conventional methods of designing for hull strength make use of accumulated experience, essentially expressed in the form of semi-empirical formulae and safety factors. With a new ship type, the resultant lack of "accumulated experience" on vessels of similar size and function makes it prudent to investigate new approaches to longitudinal strength design in an attempt to reduce the uncertainties. The probabilistic approach employs statistical methods to quantify strength of structure and magnitude of imposed loads.

  • 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:
    • Daidola, J C
    • Basar, N S
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 8 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM