Accession Number:

ADA048162

Title:

Structural Synthesis Design Program.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

176.0

Abstract:

The Structural Synthesis Design Program ssdp is an extension of the original MIDSHIP section program developed at this Center. SSDP may be used to design the longitudinal scantlings for a variety of ship cross sections, consisting of any practical combinations of decks, platforms, bulkheads, and materials--steels andor aluminum. The final section design will have the lowest practical weight for the chosen geometric configuration and imposed loadings. The scantlings it develops will comply with design criteria defined by current U. S. Navy design practices. An additional feature of SSDP is that the program can also be used to perform a design validation of proposed section design. The input data required for operating the program are no more comprehensive than those normally assembled to develop an efficient design of a cross section by manual methods. Four demonstration problems are provided to aid the program user in preparing input data. These examples are of no specific existing ship type but are idealized examples intended to illustrate the design capabilities of the program.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE