AN INTERPRETIVE REPORT ON THE METALLURGICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SHIP STEELS AND THEIR RELATION TO SHIP FAILURES

One of the purposes of this report is to establish the current status of research and of shipbuilding practice relating to the reduction of brittle behavior of plating in ships. This interpretive report also considers several aspects of the fracturing problem in ships: 1. The factors that affect the brittle fracturing of ships. 2. The feasibility of eliminating the tendency toward brittle fracture in ships. 3. The relationship between the brittle fracturing of ships built during a future emergency and the notch toughness of the steel used, considering the use of World War II, current, and proposed alternative steels. 4. The economic and technical factors that affect the production of ship steel of adequate notch toughness to eliminate brittle fractures. This report is a presentation of the salient findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Appended to the report are Exhibits in which more detailed accounts of the supporting information are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Memorial Institute

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43201

    Ship Structure Committee

    National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Authors:
    • Harris Jr, W J
    • Williams, C
  • Publication Date: 1956-8-15

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC- 80 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NObs-72046
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM