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United States Ship Structure Committee

Works: 482 works in 713 publications in 1 language and 7,910 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Other
Classifications: TA684, 623.81
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Brittle behavior of engineering structures by Earl R Parker( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residual stresses in metals and metal construction by William R Osgood( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessment of reliability of ship structures( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of the art in hull response monitoring systems( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ship structural design concepts, second cycle by J. Harvey Evans( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report examines and documents the state of the art of ship design. It is a compilation of articles prepared by various authors familiar with naval or merchant ship construction
Guide to damage tolerance analysis of marine structures by R. D Yee( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hull structural concepts for improved productibility by John C Daidola( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative structural system concepts have been developed for 40K and 95KDWT double hull tankers, with the object of studying their producibility in existing U.S. shipyards, including labor hours and construction schedules. Structural components and elements considered included alternative material, shell plating, bulkheads, stiffeners and other structural elements for both conventional and unidirectional double hull tankers, together with shipbuilding processes such as automation and accuracy control, and standardization including design. It is concluded that increased automation, accuracy control and standardization are the areas where the greatest gains may be possible to make U.S. shipyards more productive and more competitive on a world scale. (MM)
Underwater repair procedures for ship hulls : (fatigue and ductility of underwater wet welds) by Kim Grubbs( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial ships may experience damage below the waterline from a variety of causes. Due to the significant costs and the time-consuming nature of unscheduled or emergency drydocking of a ship for repair, there is a clear need for the development of alternate repair methods which preclude having to drydock the ship. An area of ship repair which has the potential to accomplish this objective involves the use of underwater wet welding. A large amount of testing has been performed in recent years to characterize the properties of underwater wet welds, and indicates that this repair method has promise. This project addresses two significant technical areas relating to wet welds: (1) Fatigue performance; and (2) Low tensile elongation properties of wet welds. Fatigue performance was evaluated by testing underwater wet butt welds fabricated in 3/ 8-inch ASTM A 36 steel, using E7014 Type electrodes. The underwater wet welds were fabricated in fresh water at a depth of 30 feet, using a wet welding procedure qualified to the standards of ANSI/AWS D3.6-89, for Type B welds. Fatigue testing was performed on transverse weld specimens, with and without backing bars, subjected to cyclic axial tensile loading. Findings indicated that (1) The S-N data for the underwater wet welds without backing bars have fatigue strength levels comparable to dry surface welds, and (2) the mean fatigue life of underwater wet weld specimens with backing bars was found to be about 50% lower than the mean fatique life of specimens without backing bars
The role of human error in design, construction, and reliability of marine structures by Robert G Bea( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This project addressed the following key questions. What is HOE? Can HOE be defined and classified? Can HOE be quantified? Should HOE be reflected in design codes and criteria? During this project, Human and Organization Errors (HOE) in design and construction of ship structures were defined and classified. Relevant case studies involving marine and non-marine structures and systems were summarized. Qualitative and quantitative processes for evaluating the incidence and effects of HOE were developed and illustrated. The impacts of HOE on design guide lines were studied, and alternatives for the management of HOE in the design and construction of ships were addressed. Particular attention was given to how considerations of HOE should be incorporated into a Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) guideline for ship structures being developed under the auspices of the SSC. Organization, ship designer, written guideline, and computer software aspects were addressed. Specific recommendations were made regarding what should be done in development of the LRFD guideline to address HOE considerations. This project defined quality in ship structures as the realization of the combination of desirable serviceability, safety (reliability), durablity, and compatability (schedule, economic, environmental). This project identified how Total Quality Management (QM), Quality Assurance (CA) and Quality Control (CC), the 150 9000 Quality Standards, the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, and Quality Management Systems (QMS) are potentially complimentary approaches that are intended to achieve adequate quality in ship structures
Ship structure committee publications : [a special bibliography] by United States( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of structural tolerances in the United States commercial shipbuilding industry by N. S Basar( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deviations from ideal structural design of different types of vessels during construction and service are investigated. Selected U.S. commercial shipyards, ship owner/operators, steel mills, and foreign classification societies are surveyed or interviewed with the purpose of documenting major deviations and recurring structural imperfections, and determining the factors leading to these deviations. An effort is also made to determine the extent of deviations from theoretical design and to establish, wherever possible, structural tolerance limits which are most commonly used in U.S. yards and which can therefore be considered representative of U.S. shipbuilding practice. These are compared to published international structural tolerance standards, and recommendations are given for further study. (Author)
Gross panel strength under combined loading by A. E Mansour( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The existing methods of predicting the behavior and ultimate strength of ship gross panels were evaluated, examined and in some instances, further developed. The assumptions, approximations, and deficiencies in each method were identified with the objective of determining the range of validity of each. The methods were classified in five broad categories with respect to their theoretical bases. Comparisons and correlations were conducted between the results of the different methods when applied to identical gross panels under biaxial edge compression and lateral pressure. Based on the identification of the assumptions and approximations in each method, and on the conducted comparisons and correlations, some expressions and procedures were selected, discussed, and extended. Lack of adequate procedures in certain areas were pointed out particularly when the collapse loads and mechanisms involve coupling between several modes of failure, and a biaxial loading condition exists in combination with lateral pressure. In some instances no clear measure of the relative reliability of the different procedures can be ascertained and a firm evidence of the 'exact' solution is not available. A two-phase test program was recommended with immediate objectives and final goals outlined. An extensive bibliography is appended to this report. (Author)
Environmental wave data for determining hull structural loadings by D Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summary is given of the trade routes of U.S. ships, followed by suggestions for new projects and extension and improvement of current projects to meet the need for additional data on sea conditions encountered by U.S. ships. It is concluded that the greatest benefit can be obtained by making a direct effort to obtain wave spectra for the ocean areas on important sea routes that are known to experience severe sea conditions, probably by the use of moored buoys, and by further verification and improvement of wave hindcast techniques for eventual application to obtaining wave spectra for design. At the same time, steps should be initiated that may lead to the availability of wave data in the future, such as seeking oil company data
A study of extreme waves and their effects on ship structure by William H Buckley( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous studies have indicated that certain extremely large waves, measured during Hurricane Camille, might be characterized as non-Gaussian. Waves of similar time-domain description had previously been found to cause ship damages during winter storms. Interviews with ship masters and officers furnished additional important characterizations of these waves, as well as indications of the synoptic weather conditions which were involved. A survey of heavy-weather damage information from Coast Guard records was conducted to evaluate general trends of heavyweather damage to ships. A preponderance of damage is attributed to local wave loadings. Selected cases of ship damage and severe hull girder stressing were examined in relation to the types of extreme waves reported to have been encountered, or believed to have been encountered, based in part upon prevailing synoptic weather conditions. A tentative characterization of large non-Gaussian waves is provided. Recent developments in nonlinear wave mechanics are reviewed to help explain the origin and propagation of these waves. Current studies of the synoptic development of winter storms are examined to identify wind field characteristics which appear to be related to the development of 'rogue' waves
A correlation study of SL-7 containership loads and motions : model tests and computer simulation by P Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A correlation study is carried out (for the SL-7 container ship) by means of comparison of results for structural loads and motions in waves obtained from model tests and computer calculations. The different aspects that could affect computer predictions are examined via further computations and analyses in order to determine their influence on the output data. Similarly an examination of the possible effects that influence the model test data are also examined. The main objective of this study is to determine the capabilities of both test methods for prediction purposes
A Design procedure for minimizing propeller-induced vibration in hull structural elements by O. H Burnside( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A design procedure for minimizing propeller-induced vibration in hull structural elements is recommended. This procedure begins when the ship's vibration specifications are defined and continues through the design and construction process until the vibration levels measured during sea trials are compared with the specifications. Consideration is given to the hydrodynamic excitation and structural response of the propeller-induced vibration problem, with both analytical and experimental techniques being used in the design process. The recommended procedure is presented and discussed in the form of a flow diagram with 27 separate design steps. The process also contains five evaluation milestones. At these points, the design is assessed, and, if deficiencies are found, corrective action can be taken before the design proceeds. The recommended complete procedure is presented in this report for the first time. Many of the aspects of this procedure are still being developed, in particular, the influence of propeller cavitation on hull pressures and a simple but accurate treatment of water inertia. These indefinite aspects have to be treated empirically using judgement and experimental data. The portions of the procedure which are available are illustrated in an example using a single-screw, containerized and unitized cargo ship. (Author)
Evaluation of liquid dynamic loads in slack LNG cargo tanks by P.A Cox( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides an evaluation of dynamic sloshing loads in slack LNG cargo tanks. A comprehensive review of worldwide scale model sloshing data is presented. The data are reduced to a common format for the purposes of defining design load coefficients. LNG tank structural details are reviewed with emphasis placed on defining unique design features which must be considered in designing LNG tanks to withstand dynamic sloshing loads. Additional scale model laboratory experiments are conducted to supplement the available model sloshing data. Experiments are conducted in combined degrees of freedom to establish the potential for multi-degree of freedom excitation for augmenting dynamic sloshing loads. Experiments are also conducted to establish the sloshing dynamic pressure-time histories which are necessary for structural response analysis. Experiments are also conducted on representative segments of a full-scale LNG ship tank structure which is loaded with a typical full-scale dynamic sloshing pressure as predicted from the model results. Analytical studies are undertaken to provide techniques for determining wall structural response to dynamic slosh loads. Finally, design methodology is presented for membrane and semi-membrane tanks, gravity tanks, and pressure tanks whereby the design procedures sequences from comparing resonant sloshing periods to ship periods, defining the design loads, and designing the tank structures affected by dynamic slosh loads by delineated procedures which vary with tank type
Report on Ship Vibration Symposium '78 by E. Scott Dillon( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressure distribution on models of the SL-7 containership and Great Lakes bulk carrier S.J. Cort in waves( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further survey of in-service performance of structural details( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Department of the Treasury

Department of the Treasury. Ship Structure Committee.

Interagency Ship Structure Committee

Interagency Ship Structure Committee United States


Ship Structure Committee

Ship Structure Committee (U.S.)


Stany Zjednoczone. Department of the Treasury. Ship Structure Committee.

United States. Department of the Treasury. Ship Structure Committee.

United States Department of Treasury Interagency Ship Structure Committee

United States Department of Treasury Ship Structure Committee

United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Ship Structure Committee

United States Interagency Ship Structure Committee

United States Ship Structure Committee

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