Recently, major efforts have been devoted toward collecting full-scale data and stress measurements on board oceangoing ships and large vessels operating in the Great Lakes. The main objectives of these efforts are to improve the capability of predicting the environmental loads on ships and to formulate rational methods for selecting appropriate structural design criteria. These rather expensive full-scale programs must be accompanied by statistical analyses of the collected data in order to incorporate the new knowledge and information gained into the design process itself. Integrated design procedures and analytical models must be developed, checked, and calibrated using the available statistical data so that full advantage can be taken of such information in designing new ships. The paper describes a first effort that will contribute, it is hoped, to progress in this direction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New York, New York, November 13-15, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Stiansen, S G
    • Mansour, A E
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM