Why are ship structures so labor intensive to design? Engineers need to anticipate multiple methods of failure, which makes a lot of work. The trick of efficient structural analysis focuses on recognizing which methods of failure are likely in each scenario. This article reveals six major methods of structural failure, with examples of common applications. Because it will be the failure mode you didn’t consider that ultimately leads to catastrophe.
Meet the Intercon AT/B connector system. A beautiful piece of engineering used to connect tugs and barges for inland and coastal trade.
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- 0100 Hull Structure
- 0200 Propulsion Plant
- 0400 Command and Surveillance
- 0500 Auxiliary Systems
- 0800 Integration / Engineering
- 0900 Shipyard And Support Services
- 8000 Engineering Business
- 8100 Structural
- 8200 Fluids
- 8400 Seakeeping / Fluid Structure Interaction
- 8420 Ship Response
- 8430 Ship Motion Control
- 8440 Ship Maneuvering
- 8450 Fluid Loads
- 8500 Mechanical
- 8600 Arrangements
- 8900 Drafting