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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE