CORRELATION OF FULL-SCALE EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTED STRESSES OF MAIN SUPPORTING STRUCTURE ON LARGE TANKERS

The American Bureau of Shipping has intensified its research efforts in the field of structural analysis with the objective of improving the computation techniques for predicting the structural response of hull structures. In addition, the Bureau has supported full-scale experiments in which stresses were measured in the actual structure on board large tankers subjected to both static and dynamic loadings with the intent of attempting to correlate the observed values with those obtained from analytical calculation. A brief report on the comparison of the computed stresses and the experimental results, carried out by the Bureau in the last two years, is given in this paper. In light of the excellent correlation between measured and calculated stresses in critical regions , it can be concluded that the present state of the art permits the response of ship structures to static loadings to be calculated with sufficient accuracy for all practical purposes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tests by the American Bureau of Shipping
  • Corporate Authors:

    Annual Tanker Conference (16th)

    Ponte Verda Club
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Little, R
    • Stiansen, S
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 26-63

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM