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.
University of Maryland, College ParkDepartment of Agricultural and Resource Economics
College Park, MD United States 20742
Columbia University367 Franklin Avenue
New York, NY United States 11010
Ship Structure CommitteeNational Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20418
- Klier, E P
- GENSAMER, M
- Publication Date: 1953-1-30
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Cleavage fracture; Fracture mechanics; Prototype tests
- Identifier Terms: Ship Structure Committee
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- 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