Accession Number : ADA117537

Title :   Damage to Ships due to Collision and Grounding.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NORSKE VERITAS OSLO

Personal Author(s) : Vaughan,Henry

PDF Url : ADA117537

Report Date : 24 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A method is presented which enables the damage to a ship involved in a collision or grounding to be estimated in terms of the lost kinetic energy. The formulae derived are based upon dimensional analysis and involve two unknown coefficients. One of the unknowns is identified with the well-known Minorsky volume coefficient. The other unknown relates the absorbed energy to the area of the torn plate and is determined from a series of small scale tests conducted in Japan. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ship keels, *Ship hulls, *Damage assessment, *Kinetic energy, *Absorption coefficients, Collisions, Underwater objects, Mathematical prediction, Thin walls, Ship plates, Penetration, Foreign technology, Norway

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE