Accession Number : ADA303278

Title :   Structural Response of the Slice Advanced Technology Demonstrator.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Roberts, Donald J.

PDF Url : ADA303278

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The objective of this research was to provide the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with an independent evaluation of the structural adequacy of Lockheed's SLICE hull design. SLICE is an offshoot of the SWATH ship technology, with four lower hulls instead of the SWATH's twin hulls. An advanced finite element code was used in the dynamic and static analysis of the SLICE's unique hull form. This thesis demonstrates the practical value of utilizing finite element modeling as a tool in modern ship design. (MM)

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *SHIP HULLS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DENSITY, HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, STRESS ANALYSIS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, LOADS(FORCES), DEFORMATION, DISPLACEMENT, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, STIFFENING, THESES, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, YIELD STRENGTH, DESIGN CRITERIA, MARINE ENGINEERING, HULLS(STRUCTURES), POISSON RATIO, SWATH SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE