Streamlining Shipyard Rigging Analysis (2010-620)
- General Dynamics NASSCO
May 2010 - April 2012
NSRP ASE Investment: $384K
Industry Investment: $378K
Create Rigging Engineering guidance for lifting ship units through research of various analysis methods.
Modern ship construction methods are demanding bigger and more heavily outfitted lifts of ship blocks, which require an increasing amount of rigging engineering to safely handle. Expanding upon the successfully completed expansion of the Shipyard Rigging Engineering Guide, this project will provide personnel across the industry with additional modern reference materials and a better understanding of the analytical tools available. This will help facilitate the large heavily outfitted lifts now being extensively used which will lead to more efficient production processes, lower probability of blocks distortion, and increased safety. This research also includes investigations into the strength of integrated lifting lugs, which are thin plate lifting devices, to reduce the repair and rework often required after the use of traditional padeyes.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Point of Contact:
Lucas Gray, General Dynamics NASSCO