Accession Number : ADA323852

Title :   Failure Analysis of an Inland Waterway Oil Bunker Barge.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Hess, Paul E., III ; Adamchak, John C. ; Falls, Jaye

PDF Url : ADA323852

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A barge which was designed in accordance with American Bureau of Shipping rules for inland waterways barges less than 300 feet long underwent ultimate hull girder collapse while underway in the Galveston Bay near Houston, Texas. Two numerical analyses were conducted to determine the ultimate strength and the stress levels under operational loading. Commentary on the possible reasons for the failure are presented.

Descriptors :   *DYNAMIC LOADS, *BARGES, *BOAT AND SHIP ACCIDENTS, STRESS ANALYSIS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, RATES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), SHIPPING, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, GIRDERS, INLAND WATERWAYS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE