A STATISTICAL STUDY OF WAVE-INDUCED BENDING MOMENTS ON LARGE OCEANGOING TANKERS AND BULK CARRIERS

The advent of the mammoth tanker provided the necessary impetus for the American Bureau of Shipping to undertake and sponsor an intensified study of full-scale measurements of hull girder stresses in five large ships with the objective of determining what stress levels were being encountered under actual service conditions, and, hence, the wave-induced bending moments. This paper briefly outlines the background situation leading to this lengthy investigation, describes the means of accomplishment, and constitutes a preliminary report on the findings of this project. One or more supplemental technical papers are anticipated. Long-term trends of wave-induced bending moments for very large ships are shown to follow or lie below, anticipated trends.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Annual Meeting of SNAME, November 11-12, l971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Little, R S
    • Lewis, E V
    • Bailey, F C
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM