Development of Integrated Ship Structural Design Technology.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND OCE AN ENGINEERING
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The report presents the planning and overall strategy for a five-year inter-disciplinary effort to develop a comprehensive reliability-based Ship Structural Design System, involving applied hydro-analysis, non-linear sealoads, improved first principles structural analysis and fallure mode evaluations. Although not funded beyond the planning stage, the project produced an improved QUAD4 finite element and an improved method for predicting flexural-torsional buckling.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Marine Engineering