Accession Number:

AD0636307

Title:

TECHNICAL PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SHIP STRUCTURE COMMITTEE (1ST).

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SHIP STRUCTURE COMMITTEE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1948-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The report is arranged in four parts under the general subjects of Design, Fabrication, Materials, and Statistics. Under the first, Design, is recorded confirmation of theoretical formulas for the bending of the hull girder of a ship and demonstration by laboratory tests of the improvements to be gained by relatively simple changes in desgn details. The second part, on Materials summarizes the continuation of the basic work on steel hull plate, looking toward an understanding of the fundamental reasons for brittle fracture, and shows the progress being made toward improvements in specifications in an effort to lower the incidence of fractures. Methods of Fabrication, the third part, summarizes the effect of certain fabrication practices on structural performance. In the fourth part cumulative statistical data on ship casualties are brought up to date.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE