SHIP RESPONSE INSTRUMENTATION ABOARD THE CONTAINER VESSEL S. S. BOSTON: RESULTS FROM TWO OPERATIONAL SEASONS IN NORTH ATLANTIC SERVICE

This summary report contains ship response data, with associated discussions, collected during two North Atlantic Winter operating seasons on the Sea-Land container S.S. BOSTON. Seven voyages are covered with sea states ranging to force 12. Maximum vertical bending peak-to-trough stress recorded in the program was 13,400 psi in a sea state of 10. Maximum hull torsional shear stress was 1,800 psi peak-to-trough, also occurring in force 10 seas. Bow vertical acceleration ranged as high as 1.5g and horizontal acceleration as high as .96g. Results of an extensive static loading experiment are also presented and compare well with analytical calculations based on applied loads. Vertical bending data collected on the S.S. BOSTON are compared with that collected on a similar unconverted C4, the S. S. WOLVERINE STATE.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Teledyne Materials Research

    303 Bear Hill Road
    Waltham, MA  USA  02154

    Ship Structure Committee

    National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Authors:
    • Cragin, J Q
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00010312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-214 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00024-70-C-5182
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1971 12:00AM