Accession Number:

ADA248271

Title:

Marine Structural Integrity Programs (MSIP).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

221.0

Abstract:

This report addresses development of advanced Marine Structural Integrity Programs MSIP for VLCCs and ULCCS. Airframe Structural Integrity Programs ASIP for commercial and military aircraft were reviewed as part of this study and provided a basis for the advanced MSIP described in this report. The practicality of implementing advanced MSIP within this industry was given heavy emphasis in this study. Both technical and organizational developments are addressed. The study concludes that advanced MSIP are presently within the grasp of this industry. Key technical developments that are needed to allow advanced MSIP to become a reality include improvements in structural design corrosion and fatigue durability, inspections, maintenance and repairs, and information systems life-cycle, industry wide. Key organizational developments that are needed to allow advanced MSIP to become a reality include sufficient allocation- of resources money, manpower, clarifications of MSIP-goals and responsibilities, creation of high reliability organizations, and creation of industry-wide information and communications systems. Chapters in this report include 1 Introduction, 2 Airframe Structural Integrity Program, 3 Marine Structural Integrity Program, 4 Structural Design, 5 Inspection, Maintenance and Repair, 6 Information Systems, 7 Evaluation of Alternatives, and 8 Future Development. Inspection maintenance and repair programs, Structural integrity, Structural design.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE