Development of Shear Flow Calculation Program for Ship Hull Transverse Section

선체 횡단면의 전단흐름 계산 프로그램 개발

  • Received : 2015.12.25
  • Accepted : 2016.05.27
  • Published : 2016.06.20


Accurate estimation of shear flows in thin-walled beam section is the key issue to evaluate shear stress distribution of ship hull transverse section under the shear forces acting on hull girder. It is regarded that the method using the warping functions obtained by finite element formulation is the state of the art of this field. Recently, however, IACS took effect the new version of CSR in which direct calculation process of shear flow was suggested. In the direct calculation process, shear flow of ship hull section can be obtained by the addition of determinate and indeterminate shear flows calculated respectively. So, in this paper, the shear flow evaluation codes based on the process proposed by IACS CSR and warping function based method were developed respectively. The calculated results of shear flows for the several examples of ship sections were compared with each other and considered in detail.


Shear flow;Ship hull transverse section;Thin-walled section beam;Warping function


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