Accession Number : ADA292030

Title :   Effect of High Strength Steels on Strength Considerations of Design and Construction Details of Ships.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GIBBS AND COX INC NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Heyburn, R. E. ; Riker, D. L.

PDF Url : ADA292030

Report Date : MAR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 177

Abstract : Fatigue cracking continues to be a major cause of extensive and costly ship repair work. In the past 10 years, the use of high strength steel (HSS) has come under scrutiny as a significant contributor to fatigue cracking. This investigation calls attention to the problem areas of high strength steel details. Also, a general methodology for assessing the fatigue strength of structural details is presented using existing technology. Examples using this methodology are presented for existing problematic high strength steel details. (MM)

Descriptors :   *STEEL, *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), *SHIPBUILDING, MAINTENANCE, WEIBULL DENSITY FUNCTIONS, CORROSION, STRESS ANALYSIS, NAVAL VESSELS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, CRACKING(FRACTURING), SHIP MOTION, STIFFENING, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, CONSTRUCTION, HIGH STRENGTH, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, BUCKLING, YIELD STRENGTH, DESIGN CRITERIA, FAILURE(MECHANICS), HYDRODYNAMICS, SHIP HULLS, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, WELDING, TANKER SHIPS, GIRDERS.

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE