Accession Number : AD0638807

Title :   A STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF DISSIMILAR MATERIAL MODELING TECHNIQUES AS APPLIED TO THE RESPONSE OF SHIP STRUCTURES TO WATER IMPACT.

Descriptive Note : Final summary rept.

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s) : Dalzell,John F. ; Westine,Peter S.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The report summarizes a study of the feasibility of producing model structural materials suitable for structural response modeling where Froude scaling is required for hydrodynamic reasons. It was not possible to achieve general techniques of developing model materials suitable for elastic-plastic modeling of arbitrary prototype materials to arbitrary scale ratios. However, it was possible to see that elastic-plastic modeling may be feasible for higher strength steels at approximately 1/10 or 1/40 geometric scale ratios. Additional development work would be required. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIP MODELS, MATERIALS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HYDRODYNAMICS, IMPACT TESTS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE