CORRELATION OF LABORATORY TESTS WITH FULL SCALE SHIP PLATE FRACTURE TESTS

The role of materials in the ship fracture problem is obvious. If such materials were not susceptible to brittle failure, the problem would cease to exist. With the objective of a final evaluation of weldable steels as to their suitability for merchant vessel construction, a wide experimental program was initiated by the Board of Investigation to Inquire into the Design and Methods of Construction of Welded Steel Merchant Vessels and continued by the Ship Structure Committee. It was the objective of the research program conducted at the Pennsylvania State College under Bureau of Ships Contract NObs-31217 to correlate the work conducted for the Board and the Ship Structure Committee. This final report attempts, therefore, the correlation of the results of the entire "material" research program as conducted between 1944 and approximately the end of 1950.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    College Park, MD  USA  20742

    Columbia University

    367 Franklin Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  11010

    Ship Structure Committee

    National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Authors:
    • Klier, E P
    • GENSAMER, M
  • Publication Date: 1953-1-30

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC- 30 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NObs-31217
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM