RATIONAL DESIGN OF STRESSED SKIN OFFSHORE MODULES

In offshore modules, especially in living quarters, wall panels serving as structural elements contributing to the overall strength have found increasing application. The reason for this is that the use of so called stressed skin structures leads to a cost effective design which is easy to fabricate and which has low weight. An efficient stressed skin design requires consideration of ultimate strength and allowance for postcritical behaviour of the plate panels. Hence the design of such modules involves design methods which are not commonly used for design of ordinary steel structures. This paper describes how these

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Procs. of Intl. Conference on Behaviour of Offshore Structures (BOSS '88), held Trondheim, Norway, June 1988, Vol. 3: Structures, p. 1457 [15 pp., 11 ref., 5 fig., 1 phot.]
  • Authors:
    • Solland, G
    • Frank, E
  • Publication Date: 1988

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM