Development of a Plan to Obtain In-Service Still Water Bending Moment Information for Statistical Characterization.
Technical rept. 13 Sep 81-30 Sep 82,
GIANNOTTI AND ASSOCIATES INC ANNAPOLIS MD
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Although there have been many instrumentation programs directed at measuring full-scale midship bending moment variations due to wave loadings, there has been no comprehensive attempt to directly ascertain the still water bending moments SWBM which are necessary to determine the total bending load experienced. This report reviews previous instrumentation programs and recommends programs to gather SWBM data in sufficient quantity to be useful for statistical characterization and for obtaining SWBM envelope curves. Included are cost estimates, desirable equipment and is calibration, data recording, data processing, data reduction and data analysis considerations. Keywords Ship structures.
- Marine Engineering