Ship Structural Analysis carried out for Scrubber Support Deck

by | Jun 20, 2021 | Company Info

Our website now has an entirely new section wherein we’ve showcased many of our completed projects under 4 main vessel categories.

Across the 4 categories, projects cover a wide range of Design & Analysis tasks that were carried out.

Displayed in the video below is a Ship Structural Analysis carried out for Scrubber Support Deck as part of a Scrubber Retrofit Engineering project:

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What is Ship Structural Analysis?

Ship structural analysis is a critical aspect of naval architecture and marine engineering that focuses on the study and assessment of the structural components and integrity of ships and other marine vessels. The primary goal of ship structural analysis is to ensure the safety and reliability of the ship’s structure while it operates in various environmental conditions, such as waves, wind, and loading, as well as to meet regulatory and classification society requirements. Here are the key components and objectives of ship structural analysis:

Components of Ship Structural Analysis:

Hull Structure: This includes the analysis of the ship’s hull, which is the outer shell of the vessel. Hull structure analysis assesses the strength, stability, and fatigue resistance of the ship’s main body, including the hull plating, frames, and longitudinal and transverse members.

Superstructure and Outfitting: In addition to the hull, ship structural analysis also covers the superstructure, which includes cabins, decks, and other above-deck structures. This analysis evaluates the stability and integrity of these components.

Materials: Ship structural analysis considers the materials used in ship construction, such as steel or aluminum. The analysis ensures that the chosen materials are appropriate for the ship’s intended use and environmental conditions.

Loads and Forces: It is crucial to understand the forces and loads to which a ship is subjected, including hydrostatic loads (buoyancy and weight), hydrodynamic loads (waves and currents), wind loads, and operational loads (e.g., cargo and equipment). Analysis accounts for these loads to assess the ship’s structural response.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA): FEA is commonly used to perform detailed stress and deformation analyses of ship structures. It divides the ship’s structure into finite elements and calculates the stresses and strains at various points to evaluate the structural integrity.

Objectives of Ship Structural Analysis:

Safety: Ensuring that the ship’s structural components are capable of withstanding the various loads and environmental conditions encountered during operation to prevent structural failures, accidents, and sinking.

Longevity: Determining the fatigue life of the ship’s structure to ensure its long-term durability and reliability over the vessel’s operational lifespan.

Compliance: Ensuring that the ship complies with international regulations and classification society rules, such as those established by organizations like the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and societies like Lloyd’s Register and the American Bureau of Shipping.

Optimization: Identifying opportunities to reduce the weight and materials used in ship construction while maintaining structural integrity, which can lead to improved fuel efficiency and cost savings.

Modifications and Repairs: Assessing the impact of any structural modifications or repairs to the ship to maintain or enhance its structural integrity.

Ship structural analysis is crucial for the design, construction, and maintenance of all types of vessels, from cargo ships and passenger liners to naval vessels and offshore platforms. It involves a combination of engineering calculations, computer simulations, and physical testing to ensure the safety and reliability of marine structures in a wide range of operating conditions.

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