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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at 1977 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, San Francisco, California, May 25-27.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Gerwick Jr, B C
  • Publication Date: 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Reporter and Engineering News
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM