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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Ship Structure Symposium, Washington, D.C., October 6-8, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Szostak, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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