STRUCTURAL WEIGHT DETERMINATION FOR SWATH SHIPS

This paper briefly describes a series of structural design and weight estimating computer procedures ranging in complexity from gross weight fraction approximation to a more detail structural design. The effects on the structural weight of varying geometry, of sea-induced loads, of local loads, and of changing the primary construction material to other higher strength steels and/or aluminum alloys are presented. The assumed loads are cited, and the need for better local and over-all load definition is discussed. Opinions of the merits and shortcomings of these procedures are given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, with the active cooperation and support of the United States Navy, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 25-28, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Aronne, E L
    • Lev, F A
    • Nappi, N S
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-326
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM