Accession Number : ADA310086

Title :   Development of Integrated Ship Structural Design Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND OCE AN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Owen F.

PDF Url : ADA310086

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The report presents the planning and overall strategy for a five-year inter-disciplinary effort to develop a comprehensive reliability-based Ship Structural Design System, involving applied hydro-analysis, non-linear sealoads, improved first principles structural analysis and fallure mode evaluations. Although not funded beyond the planning stage, the project produced an improved QUAD4 finite element and an improved method for predicting flexural-torsional buckling.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *MARINE ENGINEERING, TEST AND EVALUATION, SHIPS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, SHIPBUILDING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE