The prestressed concrete hull is designed to safely sustain all loads and deformations liable to occur during construction and in use, and has adequate durability during the life of the barge. Under service load conditions, the employed criterion for all the longitudinal structural elements is zero tension for longitudinal flexural bending. In the barge side, vertical prestressing is recommended to reduce the principal tensile stress. For the transversal structural elements, concrete tensile stress, calculated at an uncracked section are induced under the service loads, but the crack does not exceed a certain width which may be determined as a function of the duration of the loads and of the aggressive nature of the surroundings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Conference on Concrete Ships and Floating Structures, Sept. 15-19, 1975, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Inomata, S
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM