Accession Number : ADA140338

Title :   Fatigue Characterization of Fabricated Ship Details for Design.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Munse,W H ; Wilbur,T W ; Tellalian,M L ; Nicoll,K ; Wilson,K

PDF Url : ADA140338

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 221

Abstract : Fatigue cracking has for many years been responsible for extensive and costly ship repair work. This investigation provides a simple fatigue design procedure that will help to minimize such cracking in future ships. The design procedure provides for a large variety of ship details; the basic fatigue resistance of these various welded details: a reliability factor (factor of safety) that accounts for the many uncertainties that exist in the fatigue data, the predicted loading history and in the associated analyses, and the random nature of the loading history to which a ship may be subjected during its lifetime. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Steel, *Ship hulls, *Fatigue(Mechanics), *Cracking(Fracturing), *Welding, Numerical analysis, Repair, Fatigue tests(Mechanics), Loads(Forces), Reliability, Cracks, Life expectancy(Service life), Structural analysis, Stress analysis, Weibull density functions, Rayleigh waves, Distribution theory, Fatigue life, Mathematical models, Computations, Equations, Configurations, Experimental design, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Statistics and Probability
      Marine Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE