A GUIDE FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF SHIP STRUCTURES. PART ONE THE MIDSHIP HOLD OF A TRANSVERSELY-FRAMED DRY CARGO SHIP

This report presents the design synthesis for a digital computer program that has been developed, based on the application of rational techniques, for the design of the optimum midship structure of a transversely-framed dry cargo ship. The merit of the design method used is that all empirical knowledge on the proportioning of hull structure to withstand the forces of the seaway finds expression in three factors/ namely: separation of structure into primary, secondary and tertiary components. The program is subject to the following qualifications: a) external loadings and wave induced bending moment must be entered as input data/ b) design criteria are arbitrary and based solely on the overall strength of the hull/ c) stress intensities under distributed loadings do not exceed the elastic limit of the material/ d) the ship steams upright in head or following seas/ e) impulsive loading from slamming is not taken into account explicitely, nor are stress concentrations, strength under localized loading, rigidity and corrosion allowances, inter alia.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Engineering Science Company

    Washington, DC  USA 

    Naval Ship Engineering Center

    3700 East-West Highway
    Hyattsville, MD  USA  20782
  • Authors:
    • St Denis, M
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-215
  • Contract Numbers: N00024-67-C-5315
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM