Swage Panel Analysis Verification (2010-611)
- General Dynamics NASSCO
- Noran Engineering
- BMT Scientific Marine Services
NSRP ASE Investment: $98K
This project compared the calculated and actual strength characteristics of swage bulkheads, providing a body of useful data to assist design engineers in selecting these configurations for reduced-cost construction alternatives. Swaged panels and stiffened panels were designed and analyzed using finite elements and then tested under compressive and shear load profiles. The data collected provided a comparison between the strength of both panels and a comparison between measured and calculated values.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Video – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited