Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Ship and Ship-like Floating Structures provides an integrated state-of-the-art evaluation of ship structure mechanics including buckling, plastic failure, ultimate strength, and ultimate bending moments. For the design of any industrial product, it is necessary to understand the fundamentals in the failure behavior of structures under extreme loads. Significant developments have been made in understanding the analysis method of plastic collapse and behavior and strength of structures accompanied by buckling.
Written by two of the foremost experts in international ship design and ocean engineering, this book introduces fundamental theories and methods as well as new content on the behavior of buckling/plastic collapse that help explain analysis like the initial imperfections produced by welding and the ultimate strength of plates, double bottom structures of bulk carriers, and ship and FPSO hull girders in longitudinal bending.
Rounding out with additional coverage on floating structures such as oil and gas platforms and LNG/FLNG structural characteristics, Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Ship and Ship-like Floating Structures is a must-have resource for naval architects and other marine engineering professionals seeking to gain an in-depth understanding of the technological developments in this area.
Tetsuya Yao is Professor Emeritus of Osaka University, Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University and Technical Advisor at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. He received his BSc, MSc, and PhD in Engineering at Osaka University with a focus on Naval Architecture. His main fields of research include Structural Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Optimal Design, and Fracture Mechanics particularly in relation to buckling/plastic collapse behavior and strength of steel plated structures. Masahiko Fujikubo is Professor in Structural Integrity Laboratory in Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Osaka University. He received his BSc, MSc, and PhD in Engineering at Osaka University with a focus on Naval Architecture. After obtaining his master degree, he worked for the Nippon Steel Cooperation as an engineer. He was then employed as research assistant by Hiroshima University. Upon receiving his doctoral degree from Osaka University, he became associate professor in 1989 and professor in 1999. My research area is the ultimate strength of ships and offshore structures. He was involved in the development of very large floating structures (VLFS), such as a floating airport and wrote several books related to the structural strength and design of ships and offshore structures including VFFS.
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Initial Imperfections due to Welding Chapter 3: Fundamental Theory and Methods of Analysis to Simulate Buckling/Plastic Collapse Behavior Chapter 4: Buckling/Plastic Collapse Behavior and Strength of Rectangular Plate Subjected to Uni-Axial Thrust Chapter 5: Buckling/Plastic Collapse Behavior and Strength of Rectangular Plates Subjected to Combined Loads Chapter 6: Buckling/Plastic Collapse Behavior and Strength of Stiffened Plates Chapter 7: Buckling/Plastic Collapse Behavior and Strength of Plate Girders Subjected to Combined Bending and Shear Loads Chapter 8: Progressive Collapse Behavior and Ultimate Strength of Hull Girder of Ship and Ship-Like Floating Structures in Longitudinal Bending Chapter 9: Theoretical Background and Assessment of Existing Design Formulas to Evaluate Ultimate Strength Chapter 10: Buckling/Plastic Collapse Behavior of Structural Members and Systems in Ship and Ship-Like Floating Structures