DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR EFFICIENT USE OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE SHIP HULLS
Recent dramatic advances in the utilization of prestressed concrete for sea structures in the North Sea and off Australia have awakened interest in concrete ship hulls for use as floating platforms, barges and special purpose transport vessels. This paper briefly reviews the history of concrete ships. Illustrations are given of structural details which optimize the advantages of concrete, problem areas are discussed and construction methods are briefly covered.
- Paper presented at 1977 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, San Francisco, California, May 25-27.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Gerwick Jr, B C
- Publication Date: 1977
- TRT Terms: Barges; Concrete; Ferrocement; Offshore platforms; Ships
- Uncontrolled Terms: Concrete ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Concrete barges; Ferro concrete
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00156200
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Reporter and Engineering News
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM