Analytical Techniques for Predicting Grounded Ship Response.
ENGINEERING COMPUTER OPTECONOMICS INC ANNAPOLIS MD
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This report documents the development of analytical techniques and computational capability for use by salvage response personnel in the case of a grounded ship. It has been concluded that the various analytical techniques can be accommodated within any number of existing portable computers with self-contained sources of power and that other forms of portable or shipboard computational devices are neither necessary nor particularly desirable. Although there are certain limitations to various aspects of the techniques, it is concluded that they will provide salvage response personnel with a much higher level of insight to the salvage situation than has been previously available and that certain of those limitations can be overcome in the near term future. The report also suggests their use prior to arrival on-scene so that salvage assets can be marshalled and deployed at an earlier stage of the salvage operation. It also recommends certain long-term goals in the case of structural analyses when the ship is damaged and in the case of very complex situations which may require shoreside engineering support. Finally, the report stresses that while improved salvage engineering calculation aids will provide better insight to the nature of the problem and strengthen the development of a salvage strategy, they are not a substitute for knowledge and experience in marine salvage. Originator-supplied keywords Marine salvage Salvage engineering Ship groundings and strandings Salvage analytical techniques Salvage computational aids.
- Marine Engineering