Analysis and design of marine structures by Jani Romanoff, Carlos Guedes Soares

By Jani Romanoff, Carlos Guedes Soares

Analysis and layout of Marine constructions includes the papers from MARSTRUCT 2013, the 4th foreign convention on Marine constructions (Espoo, Finland, 25-27 March 2013).

The MARSTRUCT sequence of meetings all started in Glasgow, united kingdom in 2007, by means of the second one convention in Lisbon, Portugal (March 2009), whereas the 3rd convention was once held in Hamburg, Germany (March 2011). All MARSTRUCT-conferences care for send and Offshore buildings, wherein this current quantity focusses on:

- equipment and instruments for a lot and cargo results;

- equipment and instruments for energy overview;

- Experimental research of buildings;

- fabrics and Fabrication of buildings;

- equipment and instruments for Structural layout and Optimisation; and

- Structural Reliability, safeguard and Environmental Protection.

Analysis and layout of Marine Structures is a necessary source for teachers, engineers and execs fascinated by marine buildings and within the layout of send and offshore structures.

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Detail of the upper deck structures. Figure 6. Distributed loads applied on decks by SURF154 elements. Figure 7. Tender garage with distributed and concentrated loads (yellow masses). weight (about 300 N/m2) as shown in Figure 6; on the main deck the concentrated load of the tender crane in the garage has been considered as well. The tender garage is located in the stern area below the main deck (as shown in Fig. 7). The corresponding load was applied to the reinforced beams of the main deck simulating the presence of a crane hanging under the deck; the crane weight is about 25,000 N and it was applied by placing 10 concentrated mass of 2500 N each.

Many sources exist in literature providing damping values for steel structures; they are usually related to the structural typology and to the stress intensity. 005. Nevertheless, being unlikely the stress distribution could be uniform on a complex structure like a large yacht is, it is not so simple to identify a single damping value for the complete vessel. 025. Table 3. Calculated and measured natural frequencies of main deck and superstructure decks. Item Sun deck first natural frequency displacement Figure 8.

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