Global Loads on FRP Ship Hulls

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    Abstract

    Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites used for high-speed vessels have lower modulus of elasticity than the conventionally used steels.Therefore, for large fast ships the lowest natural frequencies of the global hull modes can be relatively low compared to the frequency of waveencounter. As part of the NoKoS project it was decided to investigate the effect of hull flexibility on the wave-induced as well as accidental structural loads on high-speed ships.Especially it was decided to determine whether there is an upper size of FRP and aluminium mono-hulls caused by continuous wave action,slamming and impulsive loads due to grounding.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventProceedings of the Second North European Engineering and Science Conference, Composites and Sandwich Structures - Stockholm
    Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the Second North European Engineering and Science Conference, Composites and Sandwich Structures
    CityStockholm
    Period01/01/1997 → …

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