Investigation of the structural strength of the containment vessel in the N.S. Savannah includes: a review of New York Shipbuilding Corp. calculations to check for accuracy of methods and assumptions, and for completeness; an analysis of the effect of external pressure on the vessel; an elastic stress analysis of the main stiffener rings with the ship at an inclination of 90 degrees; an investigation to determine a method of reinforcing the containment vessel where necessary to limit stresses to within the elastic limit; and an investigation based on plastic analysis to determine the ultimate load the containment vessel could sustain. All analyses and conclusions are based on the assumption that the external supports are capable of supporting the calculated reactions and that these supports will not deflect appreciably.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number ESI-23(a)-1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ebasco Services Incorporated

    Two Rector Street
    New York, NY  United States 

    States Marine Lines, Incorporated

  • Publication Date: 1961-2-24

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ESI-23(a)-1
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1889
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM