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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Master of Science Thesis.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Zoller, D R
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

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  • Accession Number: 00034665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1972 12:00AM