INSTRUMENTATION - THE ONLY WAY

Communication between the theoretical analyst of ship structures and the practicing naval architect can be improved by the mutual use of experiemental full-scale data from instrumented ships. Such data can provide information on seaway loads, ship responses, and the transfer function between them. In addition, full-scale data can be used to verify or modify theory, investigate operational problems, and determine, through a calibration experiment, ship responses to applied loads in structural regions where calculations are difficult or impossible. Three examples taken from instrumentation projects undertaken on the SL-7 Class Containerships are presented.

  • 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:
    • Boylston, J W
    • Boentgen, R R
    • Wheaton, J W
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM