Aspects on Structural Assessment of a Bulk Carrier Using First Principles

Lambos, Iason Papageorgiou (1998) Aspects on Structural Assessment of a Bulk Carrier Using First Principles. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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In the last twenty years a significant number of Bulk Carriers sank or suffered serious casualties, many of them involving loss of lives. This Study is reviewing certain aspects which either separately, as duly dealt with in each Chapter of the Study, or interrelated and combined can be the cause and the origin of possible structural weaknesses on a Bulk Carrier structure. All the calculations performed are based on the M/V Victor, which is a single skin Panamax Bulk Carrier built 1976 with typical structural configuration. Throughout the Study an attempt is made to compare calculations of loads, stresses and fatigue lives based on Classification Society rules, idealised structural models of the ship structure and finite element models. The accuracy of the results from simple first principles methods when applied to complicated problems are subject to the assumptions and simplifications used. However the ability to make rough checks on computer generated results may become even more important as nowadays sophisticated methods are incorporated into computer programs which allow limited access to the assumptions and the procedures used.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: N Barltrop
Keywords: Naval engineering
Date of Award: 1998
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1998-75946
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 17:13
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:13

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