Validation of Analysis Methods for Padeyes through Destructive Testing (2005-333-R15)
- General Dynamics NASSCO
NSRP ASE Investment: $150K
The project aimed to develop data to determine, for typical shipyard pad eyes, the desirable degree of attachment with the goal of reducing no-value work content and material waste, all while ensuring safety in the ship erection process. The testing completed for this project represented the worst case in‐plane loading scenario for lap‐on and blade pad eye fillet weld attachments to ship structure: an eccentric load applied perpendicular to the length of a pad eye. Several similar weld groupings were tested in slightly different configurations in order to verify hand calculations and determine the most desirable degree of attachment for a pay eye based on those calculations and industry standards.
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