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Transverse strength of a semi-small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH)

Ahmad, Shaharudin and Abd. Malik, Adi Maimun and Yupiter HP, Manurung and Rahmad, Junaidah and Mohd. Nasir, Rizal Effendy and A. Bakar, Hamzah and Omar, Rohani (2008) Transverse strength of a semi-small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH). In: 2nd Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 15 - 16 July 2008, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Structural strength is becoming a key issue in marine transportation. A Semi-Small Water-plane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) ship is a combination of a SWATH ship and a conventional catamaran. Due to twin hull design, the strength analysis is most important especially in transverse direction to prevent from structural failure in the middle section. This research introduces an approach for transverse strength analysis of semi-SWATH structure which is a supportive semiautomatic design focused on evaluating the strength of transverse Semi-SWATH bulkhead compartment beam structure under static loading. This process involves finite element modeling and verification through scale down experimental study. The early findings using finite element analysis is capable to compute the critical stress of Semi-SWATH structure especially in transverse direction. The results were compared with scale down experiment and good agreements are found.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:transverse strength, semi-SWATH, ship structure
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:7013
Deposited By: Dr Abd Rahim Abu Bakar
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008 08:01
Last Modified:24 Dec 2010 05:31

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