The Report surveys and evaluates current work concerned with all loads which may induce significant structural response. This includes loads due to the environment and loads due to the operation of a ship or marine structure, including cargo loads, launching, docking, grounding, collision, temperature effects and ice. It also encourages and recommends new activities in this field. Some main conclusions of the Report are, for sea loads, that the most serious problem in connection with predictions is the lack of instrumental wave data on a world-wide basis. Further masurements are needed, in particular for special areas such as off the coast of South Africa. For stillwater, it is concluded that statistical data on bending moments and other loads are scant and more data should be collected. High thermal stresses may be induced by sunlight on deck and this should be further investigated. For floating platforms, sea loads have highly non-linear components and further studies of these non-lineararities are needed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report of Committee I.3, August 23-26, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Ship Structures Congress (Sixth)

    Boston, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM