ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A RATIONAL FATIGUE DESIGN PROCEDURE

This paper describes a multi-level fatigue design assessment procedure developed to estimate the fatigue strength of ship structural details. The method used to determine a representative fatigue strength capability for ship structural details, and the supporting fatigue testing programme of large ship structures are reviewed. The traditional maximum lifetime load approach to estimate the fatigue demand is discussed, and the spectral analysis procedure adopted in the subject procedure is described. Examples of distribution of fatigue damage around the hull envelope are given to illustrate the influence of the load components, and the wave environment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RINA Intl Conf NEWBUILD 2000 & the Role of the Naval Architect in Ship and Offshore Projects; 24-25 Oct 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 16 [16 p, 17 ref, 1 tab, 24 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Violette, F L
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM