The National Shipbuilding Research Program, 1990 Ship Production Symposium, Paper No. 7A-1: Development of Design and Fabrication Method of Thin Steel Plate Structure and its Application to a Passenger Ship
ISHIKAWAJIMA-HARIMA HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO LTD TOKYO (JAPAN)
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Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co, Ltd., IHI, was awarded a contract to build a cruise passenger ship which had a superstructure with 4.5mm thick steel plate decks. Since the first time application of 4.5mm to the hull structure was expected to cause a lot of troubles in conjunction with plate distortion, an effort was made to seek and establish the most appropriate standards of design and methods for thin steel plate structure. Structural design and construction methods were carefully reviewed, selected, tested and applied to the ship, and thereby they were verified throughout the actual construction processes. Successful results were obtained from both quality and cost stand points.
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Marine Engineering