N.Y. Metropolitan Section SNAME Hears Technical Paper On Finite Element Analysis Techniques
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its February meeting at the Whitehall Club in New York City. The technical paper presented at the meeting was entitled "Practical Procedures for Technical and Economic Investigation of Ship Structural Details." The authors were Donald Liu and Abe Bakker of the American Bureau of Shipping. Mr. Liu gave the paper, which included a slide presentation. The paper brought to the attention of the marine industry that costly repairs and lay-up time of a vessel due to structural failures can often be prevented, provided that problem areas are recognized and investigated in the ship design stages. In this regard, local structural problems and resultant failures are frequently the result of stress concentrations. It was shown that the application of finite element analysis techniques can be economically employed in the investigation of structural details. Additionally, practical procedures for analyzing structural details, including cost analyses, were presented in the paper.