Accession Number : ADA305611

Title :   Structural Maintenance Project. Volume 4. Design and Maintenance Procedures and Advancements in Tankship Internal Structural Inspections Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

Personal Author(s) : Ma, Kai-Tung ; Holzman, R. S. ; Demsetz, L.

PDF Url : ADA305611

Report Date : SEP 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 303

Abstract : This report is one in a series of reports conducted as part of a two year Joint Industry Research Project 'Structural Maintenance for New and Existing Ships' initiated in June 1990 by the Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley to both develop practical tools and procedures for the analysis of proposed ship structural repairs and to prepare guidelines for the cost effective design and construction of lower-maintenance ship structures. This project was organized into six studies. This report is based on the results of Study 5 -- Durability Considerations for New and Existing Ships. Two reports comprise this study. The first study 'Design and Maintenance Procedures to improve the Durability of Critical internal Structural Details in Oil Tankers' summarizes what was learned in the other studies regarding engineering and maintenance measures to improve the durability of critical internal structural details in oil tankers. The second study 'Advancements in Tankship internal Structural inspection Techniques' describes methods currently used to gain access to structural members within the tank and discusses the pros and cons of each method. This report also investigates the way in which an inspector records information while in the tank. it also includes a plan for quantitatively comparing these methods. Finally, technologies that may prove useful in the future are discussed.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, *REPAIR, *SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, COSTS, ENGINEERING, CALIFORNIA, OILS, NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, OFFSHORE, TANKER SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE