This paper discusses how the finite element method may be extended to provide the necessary analytical tools for determining the failure loads of complex structural arrangements typified by a ship structure. Two areas are considered through which failure can occur; these are elastic or plastic buckling of plate structures and the elasto-plastic behavior of structures subjected to loading in the plane of the plate. A method is then suggested whereby the linear stepwise procedure developed for an elasto-plastic stress analysis can be modified to consider the effect of local buckling or yielding of elements of the structure on the subsequent overall behavior of a complex structural arrangement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for North East Coast Inst of Eng Shipbuilders Meeting, 1974-75.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North East Coast Inst of Engineers & Shipbuilders

    Bolbec Hall, Westgate Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mowatt, G A
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00137995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1976 12:00AM