Accession Number:

ADA046266

Title:

A Computer Program for Structural Response to Ship Slamming (SLAM),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

This report describes a computer program, SLAM, which uses ship slamming-impact forces and structural parameters of the hull to calculate the vertical hull-girder vibratory response in terms of displacements, accelerations, bending moments, shear forces, and stresses. The normal mode method is used so that the user can calculate only the modes of interest and can eliminate the rigid body and higher modes. Modal responses are calculated with a time-marching technique. The program uses a finite-element model of a beam which is suitable for conventional monohulls. Modifications to accommodate other model configurations can be made. Test problems show good agreement with exact solutions for a uniform Euler beam. Sample calculations are made on a MARINER-Class hull using 3 modes and again using 10 modes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE