YESTERDAY'S TECHNOLOGY-TODAY'S SHIPS-SOME TANKER EXPERIENCE
This paper describes, in a practical manner, some operating experience with tankers built in the mid 1960's when finite element analysis techniques were not broadly applied. A comparative review of the transverse strength of certain vessels is presented from the view of rules in effect and design approaches available at the time of design versus rules and analysis techniques subsequently developed and applied. As a result of the experience described it is recommended that proper attention be paid to all critical areas of ship's structure. A plea is made for the use of realistic design loads reasonably representative of practical conditions to be expected at sea. A few rather obvious but often ignored recommendations regarding details are presented. The paper further describes some experience with engine room double bottom deflections and how they were quantified.
- Presented at the Ship Structure Symposium, Washington, D.C., October 6-8, 1975.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Szostak, D J
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Deflection; Double bottoms; Hulls; Tankers; Transverse strength
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull deflection; Tanker double bottoms
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00127061
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper G
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM