A program system, INDETS, for computer-aided design of tanker structures has been developed. The system, which is the result of a joint effort of the Norwegian Institute of Trondheim, and the Aker Group, Oslo, is considered an effective tool for practical design. A design module of INDETS for tanker transverse-plane bulkheads is presented. The girder system is analyzed by a three-dimensional frame model including the surrounding structure as substructures. Two optimization methods, the Stress Ratio Technique and the Sequential Unconstrained Minimization Technique, are applied. A number of parametric variations on topology have been performed, and the depth and breadth have been varied to derive curves for estimating the weight of bulkheads at the preliminary design stage. As a conclusion, a simple formula is presented.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Carlsen, C A
    • Kavlie, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00147536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM