SURVEY OF STRUCTURAL TOLERANCES IN THE UNITED STATES COMMERCIAL SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Deviations from ideal structural design of different types of vessels during construction and service are investigated. Selected U.S. commercial shipyards, ship owner/operators, steel mills, and foreign classification societies are surveyed or interviewed with the purpose of documenting major deviations and recurring structural imperfections, and determining the factors leading to these deviations. An effort is also made to determine the extent of deviations from theoretical design and to establish, wherever possible, structural tolerance limits which are most commonly used in U.S. yards and which can therefore be considered representative of U.S. shipbuilding practice. These are compared to published international structural tolerance standards, and recommendations are given for further study.
- This document was sponsored by the Naval Ship Engineering Center. It is a Final Report on Project SR-1233 "Structural Tolerance Survey".
Rosenblatt (M) and Son, Incorporated350 Broadway
New York, NY USA 10013
- Basar, N S
- Stanley, R F
- Publication Date: 1978-4
- Pagination: 215 p.
- TRT Terms: Defects; Deflection; Hulls; Inspection; Quality control; Reports; Shipbuilding; Shipyards; Structural design; Structures; Surveys; Tolerances (Engineering); Vehicle design; Welds
- Identifier Terms: Ship Structure Committee
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design; Structural damage; Weld defects
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull construction; Hull damage; Hull deflection; Hull inspection; Shipyard survey; Structural tolerance; Survey reports
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00178694
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
- Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-273
- Contract Numbers: N00024-76-C-4059
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM