Accession Number : ADA303279

Title :   Design Loads for Fiberglass Bulkhead and Deck Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COMPUCON GROSSE LLE MI

Personal Author(s) : Wolverton, Charles D., Jr

PDF Url : ADA303279

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : In order to determine suitable loadings to be applied during fire endurance testing of fiber reinforced plastic (FR P) bulkhead and deck structures, a number of sources were reviewed to determine whether generally-accepted published design load values were available for these structures. Few published listings of design load values were found. It appears that the main reason is widespread reliance on classification society design rules. Also, design loads are often established on an individual basis for specific sea state conditions and operational requirements. It was concluded that the most suitable method of establishing loadings for fire endurance testing would be to require the structure's designer to provide actual design load information for each test specimen. Suggested loading values are also provided for use in cases where the actual design load values are not available. (MM)

Descriptors :   *BULKHEADS, *SHIP DECKS, *REINFORCED PLASTICS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, FIBERGLASS, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, FIRE PROTECTION, DESIGN CRITERIA, SEA STATES, FIBER REINFORCEMENT.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE