RESPONSE TO STATIC LOADS OF A LONGITUDINALLY FRAMED BOX GIRDER MODEL. PART 1

Static loads were applied to the structural model of a dry cargo ship with three hatch openings and longitudinal framing. Observed deflections, strains and stresses of the model are tabulated, plotted, and briefly discussed. Experimental techniques are described. The data presented here were gathered in order to provide a basis for the evaluation of box girder theories. Moreover, they furnish information about the performance of pure longitudinal framing, and the stress distribution near hatch openings and in transverse bulkheads. The 42-foot long, 8-foot wide box girder model was subjected to six load combinations on the University of California Ship Structures Static Testing Machine. Deflections were measured by means of 28 mechanical deflection gages, and strains were determined by 1106 electric resistance strain gages located on the model. Existing experimental equipment has been improved and new instruments such as an electronic data acquisition system and continuous recorder for force monitoring have been installed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    College of Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • Buhler, J
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NA-69-2
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2620
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM