A benchmark study of procedures for analysis of axial crushing of bulbous bows

Yasuhira Yamada, Preben Terndrup Pedersen

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Abstract

Simplified methods to estimate mean axial crushing forces of plated structures are reviewed and applied to a series of experimental results for axial crushing of large-scale bulbous bow models. Methods based on intersection unit elements such as L-, T- and X-type elements as well as methods based on plate unit elements are employed in the analyses. The crushing forces and the total absorbed energy obtained by the simplified analyses are compared with those obtained from large-scale bulbous bow experiments. The accuracy and the applicability of these methods are discussed in detail.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMarine Structures
Volume21
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)257-293
ISSN0951-8339
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Effective crushing distance
  • Bulbous bow
  • Buffer bow
  • Ship collision
  • Crashworthiness
  • Axial crushing
  • Simplified method

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