Combined lifting analysis and load test of a hook foundation in a GRP hull

Quinn, S., Moy, S.S.J. and Piggott, K. (2006) Combined lifting analysis and load test of a hook foundation in a GRP hull In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Trans Tech Publications. 5 pp, pp. 101-105.


Full text not available from this repository.


The combination of simulation and physical testing is powerful. In this case study Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and a 96 tonne load test were used to prove that the lifting points for a new semi-rigid inflatable rescue craft met their statutory requirements before full manufacture. The FEA was used to optimise the detailed design of the lifting points, without the need to test each different configuration, and the load test was used to prove the final design in practice, before full manufacture. The FEA showed that the bearing stresses in the Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) hull of the initial design were unacceptable and appropriate design changes were made from further analysis. However, to suitably risk manage the project a full load test was required to demonstrate that the revised lifting point details met their statutory requirements, before full manufacture of the new craft.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBNs: 0878494189 (print)
Venue - Dates: 6th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis, 2006-09-05 - 2006-09-07
Related URLs:
Keywords: finite element analysis (FEA), load test, composite hull
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group
ePrint ID: 48736
Date :
Date Event
5 May 2006Submitted
5 September 2006Published
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:21
Further Information:Google Scholar

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item