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Design of Y stiffened panels in double hull tanker under axial compressive loads

Citation

Elhanafi, AS and Badran, SF and Leheta, HW, Design of Y stiffened panels in double hull tanker under axial compressive loads, Analysis and Design of Marine Structures, 25-27 March 2016, Espoo, Finland, pp. 291-300. ISBN 978-1-138-00045-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis Group

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b15120-40

Abstract

In typical tanker ship structures, deck and bottom panels are reinforced by longitudinals (stiffeners) in the longitudinal direction and transversely supported by widely spaced transverse structures (such as transverse bulkheads, deck beams and bottom floors). The conventional longitudinals are usually Tee, angle, bulb or flat bar profiles, while the transverses are typically T-beam sections. The objective of the present work is to replace the longitudinal conventional stiffener profiles with new longitudinal Y (Hat + Tee/Angle) stiffener profiles in order to obtain more strength/safety margin to weight ratio based on the advantage of using Hat section (closed section) to give more effective plate allowing an increase of the stiffener spacing, hence a reduction of the number of stiffeners. The weight of the stiffened deck and bottom panels and the unstiffened panel width using the new Y stiffener profiles are less than those panels with the as-built conventional stiffener profiles. The section modulus of the new Y stiffener profiles with the effective plate and the safety margin (ultimate strength minus applied compression stress) of deck and bottom panels with the new Y stiffener profiles are larger than for panels with the as-built conventional stiffener profiles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Stiffened panels, IACS, Axial load, Ultimate strength, Y-stiffeners
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Ship and Platform Structures
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Author:Elhanafi, AS (Mr Ahmed Elhanafi)
ID Code:111780
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-10-06
Last Modified:2016-11-22
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