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Optimum Structural Design of Naval Vessels

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Naval vessels are not regulated by class rules, but by special regulations. This study introduces the concept and characteristics of the regulations of the U.S.Navy, which has been the most reliable in setting design standards of naval vessels and helps designers comprehend the effect of each regulation on design results. Also, an optimum structural design method combined with structural analysis theory is proposed for an actual naval vessel to be designed according to U.S. Navy regulations. The validity of the proposed method is shown by the optimum design results for the midship section. The optimum spacings of longitudinal and transverse web frames are found, and the effect of the main design variables is investigated.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-07-01

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