Accuracy Assessment of Methods for Predicting Dry Dock Block Reactions
Author: Taravella, Brandon M.
Source: Marine Technology, Volume 42, Number 2, April 2005 , pp. 103-112(10)
Abstract:The current state of the art in dry docking engineering prediction and analysis of block reactions is the widely used so-called Crandall's method. Unfortunately, Crandall's method, although simple to use, is highly simplified and can be quite inaccurate in some cases. In this paper the author summarizes work that was undertaken at the University of New Orleans and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale Operations (Taravella 2003) in order to investigate the use of more accurate although more complicated methods and then to compare these results to full-scale actual measured values from the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' dry dock. Recommendations are then made regarding the selection of suitable methods for predicting block reactions accurately.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2005
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