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Effect of hull-to-bulkhead flexible connection on blast resistance of double hulled ships

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dc.contributor.advisor Tomasz Wierzbicki. en_US
dc.contributor.author Brown, Christian R. (Christian Randall) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-13T15:24:04Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-13T15:24:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/33434
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Ocean Engineering; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2004. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 65). en_US
dc.description.abstract The use of double hull construction is commonplace within the shipping industry though it is largely unexploited within naval vessels. The Impact and Crashworthiness Lab at MIT has proposed the use of adaptive sandwich structures to improve the blast resistance of naval hulls. This project will address two main areas of investigation through the use of simplified analytical models: the integration of hardening and softening plastic core responses in the crushing of a rigidly supported sandwich panel; and the deformation analysis of a sandwich panel supported by non-rigid connections. The analytical solutions were utilized to perform a series of parametric studies to evaluate both the useable range of the models as well as to investigate the general behavior of a sandwich panel under a uniform load when supported by crushable connections. This initial investigation provides the simplified tools to begin and to validate a more detailed, numerical analysis. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Christian R. Brown. en_US
dc.format.extent 65 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Ocean Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Effect of hull-to-bulkhead flexible connection on blast resistance of double hulled ships en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Ocean Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 62868777 en_US


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