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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document was sponsored by the Naval Ship Engineering Center. It is a Final Report on Project SR-1233 "Structural Tolerance Survey".
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rosenblatt (M) and Son, Incorporated

    350 Broadway
    New York, NY  USA  10013
  • Authors:
    • Basar, N S
    • Stanley, R F
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 215 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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