This Report surveys and evaluates theoretical and experimental work concerning external and internal loads on ships and other marine structures induced by wind, waves and motions, and encourages and recommends new activities in this field. The various wave-induced loads acting on conventional ships, such as bending, shear and torsion, are considered, as well as the wave-induced vibratory loads on ships, such as slamming and springing. The subject of local loads on ships is also considered, together with a review of work carried out on advanced high-performance ships, such as catamarans and other multi-hull vessels, hydrofoil craft, and different types of air cushion vehicle. The Report also outlines and discusses various unresolved problems in each particular area of concern. This is intended to specify the important areas for future consideration in Committee work and to indicate problems requiring solution if safer ships and marine structures are to be evolved.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report of Committee I.2, August 23-26, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Ship Structures Congress (Sixth)

    Boston, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM