DESIGN STUDY. VOLUME 4: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AND WEIGHT STATEMENT
Design loads, stress analysis, and deflection calculations establish adequate structural integrity for foils and struts for the 80-knot version of the H.S. Denison. Fabrication experiments, static test programs, and design studies conducted for the 60-knot version aided in the structural design of the foils and struts. The structure meets severe hydrodynamic and structural requirements while maintaining ease of fabrication, assembly, and maintenance. High speed foil and strut system welded assemblies can tolerate a small measure of distortion to provide geometry tolerances within acceptable hydrodynamic limits. Designing for very low distortion levels is necessary to prevent excessive salvage costs during manufacture. Weight statements are provided for the hull structure, propulsion, electric plant, auxiliary systems, outfit and furnishings, and communications, controls, foils, and struts with and without take-off foils.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number D-9-D-Vol-4.
Dynamic Developments, Incorporated,
- Publication Date: 1961-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 119 p.
- Volume: 4
- TRT Terms: Hydrofoil boats; Structural analysis; Weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrofoil craft; Weight calculation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00027526
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
- Contract Numbers: MA-2315
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 9 1973 12:00AM