The generalized criterion usually used in evaluating hull strength is the probability of exceeding a certain hazardous level of active stresses defined according to a calculated strength criterion. This article clarifies the concept of "reduced state" that is often used to determine stress frequency when hull strength varies over time, for example, because of wear and corrosion. This concept enables the integral evaluation of the probability of exceeding a hazardous stress level over a hull's entire service life to be replaced with an assessment of this probability that is instead based on the hull's being in a certain fixed condition by a certain point in time. The concept is applied to the assessment of plate stability, where a reduction in thickness leads to a reduction in Euler stresses.

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  • Authors:
    • Maksimadzhi, A A
    • Maksimadzhi, A I
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  • Accession Number: 00657852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM