RIGID VINYL STRUCTURAL MODEL APPLICATIONS INVOLVING HYDRODYNAMIC LOADING CONDITIONS

A rigid vinyl model of a MARINER class ship was designed, constructed, and operated in waves. Bending moments, shear forces, and wave heights were recorded. The structural response characteristics were compared with available data for a segmented model of the same ship, and with theoretical calculations. It is concluded that rigid vinyl models of ships can be employed for obtaining quasi-static wave induced structural response.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Advanced Ship Division
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20034
  • Authors:
    • Austin, S L
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC 232 Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM