- - - - - - download - - - - - -
The present Guidelines were developed and published by Chinese Class Society. They are intended to address nearly all aspects of direct strength analysis conducted for the bulk carrier type vessels constructed with the double skin. The Guide starts with the chapter containing some general requirements that are usually applicable to such analysis; it also explains all definitions used throughout the publication, for easier further understanding. The second chapter deals with the direct loads analysis and also provides some general requirements in this regard, together with the information on the still water and wave loads. Talking about the design loads, the publication addresses the cargo pressure in the cargo hold, external pressure of the sea, and bending moments on end plates. The coordinate definitions and model meshing have been deal with in the chapter dedicated to the structural model. Then there are chapters on the boundary conditions, loading conditions and strength criteria. The last chapter of the Guide describes the various methods of buckling strength evaluation. Truly useful publication, bearing in mind the limited number of guides dealing with this sort of analysis.