DETERMINATION OF STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS AND STRENGTH BEHAVIOR OF HULL STRUCTURES

Throughout the world, efforts are being made to overcome problems in the evaluation and standardization of ship strength, and there is a definite move towards making structural analysis an established element in classification society rules. The Author, of Wilhelm Pieck University, Rostock, discusses the ship-design process with particular reference to the significance of structural analysis in direct design. Most of the article is then devoted to a discussion and description, with frequent references to the literature, of the fundamentals of a stochastic structural-analysis method that he proposes. The proposed method, based in principle on systems theory, is shown schematically in a block diagram. The various parts of the diagram are explained in some detail, and include: initial information on hull form and weight distribution; preliminary scantlings; environmental influences; effects of external forces on the ship structure; long-term effects on the structure; long-term behaviour of the structure; and safety of the structure against failure. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,311.

  • Corporate Authors:

    VEB Autobahnbaukombinat

    Templinestrasse 19
    Potsdam,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Melle, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM