The paper describes the application of the finite element method to ship structures, and particularly to large tankers. Emphasis is placed on the development of a computer program package, starting from basic information about the ship and loading conditions and proceeding to the structural analysis of the entire vessel, followed by local analyses to obtain a detailed stress distribution. The authors present the finite element method in a nutshell, and follow with a discussion of the elements employed in the model. The structural program, DAISY, is briefly described. An account of the generation of data, both geometrical and structural, that lead to the complete definition of the ship is provided, as well as sample results from the analysis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Kamel, H A
    • Birchler, W
    • Liu, Dan
    • McKinley, J W
    • Reid Jr, W R
  • Publication Date: 1969-11-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 77
    • Issue Number: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00005965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM