DESIGN LOADS AND UNCERTAINTIES FOR THE TRANSVERSE STRENGTH OF SHIPS

Rational design of ship structures is becoming a reality, and a reliability based approach for the longitudinal strength assessment of ship hulls is close to implementation. Transverse strength of ships is a step behind, mainly due to the complexity of the collapse modes associated with transverse strength. Nevertheless, some investigations are being made and the importance of an acceptable stochastic model for the environmental demand on the transverse structures is widely recognized. In the paper, the problem of the determination of the sea loads on a transverse section of a ship is discussed. The problem of extrapolating the calculated results, which are relevant to the submerged portion of the hull, to areas which are only occasionally wet in extreme conditions is also addressed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OMAE 1995, 14th Intl Conf on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engng; 18-22 June 1995; Copenhagen, Denmark. Sponsored by ASME et al. Procs. Publ by ASME, ISBN 0-7918-1308-8. Vol II, p 137 [9 p, 13 ref, 11 tab]
  • Authors:
    • Pittaluga, A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM