Accession Number : AD0489432

Title :   MEASUREMENT OF STRESS IN TWEEN DECK 'FEEDER' BULKHEADS ABOARD A GRAIN-CARRYING SHIP.

Descriptive Note : Test rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Parker, E. L.

Report Date : 16 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This report describes the preparation and installation of an instrument package to measure the loading on temporary 'feeder' bin bulkheads installed on dry cargo ships when carrying bulk grain. The data obtained during one transatlantic voyage are presented. It is shown that the bulk grain produces loads approximating those generated by a liquid of equal density and fluctuation of loads as great as 25% may be expected during heavy rolling of the ship. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO SHIPS, CEREALS), (*CONVEYORS, CEREALS), STRESSES, SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, WALLS, CALIBRATION, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, INSTRUMENTATION.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE