This paper looks at the problem of the strength analysis of the unconventional ship structures that are sometimes proposed to improve the construction, operation or maintenance aspects of ships. This is a real problem, since most ship structures are designed on the basis of past experience and the extrapolation of existing and satisfactory designs. On the other hand, scientific procedures, such as reliability, have not yet been developed to the point where they can easily be applied to practical design, especially for transverse structures of a ship. A critical review is presented of current expertise in the field of direct strength analysis of ship transverse structures, and of the limits to its application. In the appendices, a practical collection of "how to do" methods are presented, with special reference to the strength analysis of two novel ships with pure longitudinal structure and no transverse frames.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Pittaluga, A
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16p.

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  • Accession Number: 00659401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM