A simple method for predicting way end pressure is described and criteria established for the validity of its assumptions. Expressions for the flexibility of the ways are proposed and the effects of bottom panel deflection and vertical temperature gradient examined. The reduction in way pressure attainable by chamfering the way ends is investigated in detail. The design of collapsible cushions which physically limit the maximum way pressure is discussed and their behavior analyzed. Some examples are considered and compared with limited full-scale measurements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Ractliffe, A T
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Accession Number: 00054034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM