With the tendency toward more rational design procedures and optimum structures, higher speeds of marine vehicles, and increasing use of new materials, it is inevitable that plasticity must play a greater role in naval architectural structures than in the past. This paper examines the static and dynamic plastic behavior of rectangular plates and beams, and demonstrates how the simple theoretical predictions given provide insight into and surprisingly accurate estimates for the dynamic fracture of beams and cylindrical shells, and the slamming damage, collision protection, and ice damage of ships and marine vehicles. The paper concludes with an investigation of the longitudinal and transverse strengths of ships and marine vehicles. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Availability: Pub. in Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers n3 p1-25 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • JONES, N
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM