The traditional approach of the Classification Society in establishing its Rules has been to draw heavily on years of satisfactory experience of similar vessels in service. However, in the last 20 years the evolution of very large sophisticated and highly specialized ships has outpaced the accumulation of service experience. This paper reviews approaches taken by ABS in reviewing the structural adequacy of today's large, sophisticated vessels. Design considerations are discussed, such as the use of finite element analyses and the attention that must be given to local details. The materials of today's ships are considered in the light of their special properties, such as high strength, toughness, cryogenic, antifouling, etc. Other topics include welding, non-destructive testing, and the role of the modern classification society in accommodating the needs of the international maritime community.

  • 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:
    • Hannan, W M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM