In order to design an efficient collision barrier, it is necessary to know the distribution and maximum intensity of forces impacting on the barrier during the crushing of a striking bow. These were calculated for the model of the "Esso Malaysia" using the empirical method of Dr. Gerard, and also various buckling formulae. The results of the calculations were fairly satisfactory. A check was also made for the total energy spent in the German GKSS tests using forces recorded during the test. It was found that the recording of these forces was not satisfactory. (See MRIS No.181564).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
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    Maritime Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Minorsky, V U
  • Publication Date: 1977-11-4

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  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-78035 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38028
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM