BOW LOADING VALUES (BULBOUS BOW). TASK II
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).
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- Minorsky, V U
- Publication Date: 1977-11-4
- Pagination: 86 p.
- TRT Terms: Bows; Buckling; Crashes; Energy absorption; Force; Hulls; Impact loads; Loads; Set forward force; Shear strength; Shock resistance; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Impact strength; Ship hulls
- Old TRIS Terms: Bow design; Bow forces; Bulbous bows; Collision damage protection; Hull forces; Model testing
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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