Review of Hull Structural Monitoring Systems for Navy Ships
DEFENSE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME PLATFORMS DIV
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At the request of DMO Head Maritime Systems Division HMSD a study was undertaken to investigate issues related to installation of hull structural monitoring systems HSMS on RAN ships. This report provides results of a literature and internet survey to determine the state of the art of HSMS on commercial and military ships together with discussion of issues related to navy ships generally. System configurations range from basic installations intended to monitor hull girder bending stresses up to complex developmental systems employing technologies such as fibre-optic sensors and wireless data transmission. Vendor material related to commercial off the shelf COTS systems is provided in a number of appendices.
- Marine Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology