UNUSUAL HULL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING EXPERIENCE OF THE 'SEABEE' BARGE CARRIERS

The SEABEE barge carrier, because of it's unique configuration and versatility as a cargo liner, presented a challenge for it's designers in the area of structural arrangement. Where the decks, reserved for barge traffic and stowage, did not permit full transverse bulkheads for the provision of shear panels against racking, finite element stress analyses provided today's tools for the structural design necessary to obtain adequate strength without undue weight. Cantilevers aft, providing support for a sumbersible elevator, capable of lifting two fully loaded barges on and off the vessel, also were subject to detailed structural analysis as a result of potential vibration and transverse strength problems. Experience during operation has proven the vessel to be structurally sound to perform its unusual requirements.

  • 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:
    • Thayer, S W
    • Schwendther, A H
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper F
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM