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Application of 2D hydroelasticity theory to investigate the failure of a containership

Miao, S.H. and Temarel, P (2009) Application of 2D hydroelasticity theory to investigate the failure of a containership At 5th International Conference on Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology. 08 - 10 Sep 2009. 10 pp, pp. 245-254.

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This paper focuses on the investigation carried out on the failure of the MSC Napoli using two-dimensional (2D) symmetric (i.e. vertical bending) hydroelasticity analysis. The aim of the investigation was to assess the influence of whipping-induced loads on the structural strength of this containership. Relevant structural, hydrostatic and operational data were provided. The calculations were carried out in head regular and long-crested irregular waves. Both cases included the effect of bottom slamming only. Global wave-induced loads were evaluated along the hull, focusing in particular in the vicinity of the engine room. The investigation showed that whipping, due to bottom slamming, is only important for severe seas. The investigation also showed that the keel stresses, in way of the engine room, can be as large as the keel stresses at amidships.

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Published date: September 2009
Venue - Dates: 5th International Conference on Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology, 2009-09-08 - 2009-09-10
Keywords: 2D hydroelasticity, containership, failure, global loads, global stresses, slamming, whipping
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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ORCID for P Temarel: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 14 Oct 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:14

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