The Navy has initiated development of new classes of advanced surface ships, such as hydrofoil and surface effect ships, which require weight-critical structures utilizing high-strength materials. These high-performance material/structures systems demand coordinated and systematic application of new technology to assure their structural integrity. Criteria for materials selection, design, fabrication, inspection, and maintenance must take into account the characteristics of high-strength metals. Considerations of fatigue, crack growth, and fracture will assume vital roles in the total life-cycle of advanced surface ships from earliest conception to termination of service. This paper describes the new structural integrity technology required, outlines the benefits to be derived from this approach, and indicates the means by which this technology can be implemented.

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    • ASNE Day 1976 Technical Papers.
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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Vanderveldt, H H
    • Crooker, T W
    • Corrado, J A
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 97-105
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  • Accession Number: 00134283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM