Accession Number:

ADA070567

Title:

Critical Evaluation of Low-Energy Ship Collision Damage Theories and Design Methodologies. Volume I. Evaluation and Recommendations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 28 Feb 77-28 Jul 78,

Corporate Author:

GIANNOTTI AND BUCK ASSOCIATES INC RIVERDALE MD

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

This is Volume I of a two-volume report describing the results of a Ship Structure Committee study aimed at conducting a critical evaluation of low-energy ship collision damage theories and design methodologies. Data sources on ship collision damage are identified including model experiments and full scale information obtained from ship casualty records. The assumptions made by existing theories for analyzing low energy collisions are assessed and the collision energy absorption mechanisms are ranked. A method is proposed for extending Minorskys original high-energy analysis to the low-energy regime. Recommendations for use of existing methods and for further research are made. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE