A world-wide survey of marine engineers, shipyards, and regulating agencies was conducted to ascertain both current and contemplated approaches to arresting cracks in ship hulls. As a result of this survey, a crack arrester classification system was developed. The classification was used to aid in a systematic investigation aimed at determining the most attractive practical schemes for arresting cracks in ship hulls. In addition to describing the classification system, example calculations showing quantitatively the effect of imposing various kinds of mechanical arrester devices in the path of a fast-moving crack.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Memorial Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Kanninen, M
    • MILLS, E
    • Hahn, G T
    • Marschall, C
    • Broek, D
    • Coyle, A
    • Masubuchi, K
    • Itoga, K
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Academy of Sciences
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-265 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00024-75-C-4325
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM