STRENGTH PROBLEMS/DESIGN LOADS IN VLCC CONSTRUCTION

The longitudinal strength is analyzed, observing that shipbuilders obviously need the classification requirements to select the ship's main dimensions and to optimize the cost and weight of the ship's girder. The use of probabilistic methods to determine wave bending moments by means of transfer functions, sea spectra and sea states distribution is discussed. Regarding transverse scantling the methods currently employed by Bureau Veritas for direct calculation of structures of very large carriers are outlined and illustrated. Considerations are also given to some particular strength problems which are likely to be encountered in these carriers of tomorrow.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the conference held in New York, NY, Jan 16-18, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Super Ocean Carrier Conference Organization

    Berth 84, P.O. Box 269
    San Pedro, CA  United States  90733
  • Authors:
    • Huther, M
    • duc Bau, H
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00084873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM