Design Manual for Fabricated Shapes (2011-424)
- Applied Thermal Sciences
NSRP ASE Investment: $100K
A custom software was created to speed up the evaluation of alternative designs aimed at meeting strength and weight goals for beam-stiffened plate structures used in Naval shipbuilding. This project provides a simplified, integrated design program for the replacement of hot-rolled structural shapes (T-and I-beams) with shapes fabricated from plate material. Output data includes all of the sectional properties needed for evaluation including section modulus, moment of inertia, structure weight per square foot, as well as “Utilization” factors or what percentage of allowable stress is borne by each element in the design.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited