FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF A TANKER MID-BODY
A discussion of a steel hull design procedure for large bulk-carrying ships with special emphasis on the role of the finite element method in the mathematical model is presented. A small portion of the tanker mid-body is modeled using a very crude mesh. One-third of the mid-body cargo area is then modeled using a grid density adequate for the macro-mesh analysis step in the design procedure. The results for the primary stress distributions are explained and compared to results expected from the theoretical box girder analysis.
- Master of Science Thesis.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA USA 02139
- Zoller, D R
- Publication Date: 1972-2
- TRT Terms: Deformation curve; Finite element method; Hulls; Stresses; Tankers; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull girder stresses
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00034665
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1972 12:00AM