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An approach for reliability based fatigue design of welded joints on aluminium high-speed vessels

Collette, M. and Incecik, A. (2006) An approach for reliability based fatigue design of welded joints on aluminium high-speed vessels. Journal of Ship Research, 50 (1). pp. 85-98. ISSN 0022-4502

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Abstract

Fatigue cracks are an ongoing problem for aluminum high-speed vessels, and preventing fatigue cracks caused by wave loading is expected to be a significant challenge for future aluminum high-speed ferries and military vessels. To aid in this effort, a hot-spot fatigue design approach using first-order reliability methods (FORM) is constructed. Two different limit state functions are investigated, and the accuracy and consistency of the FORM method for the highly nonlinear fatigue limit state equations are evaluated through a comparison with Monte Carlo simulation results. The sensitivity of the resulting safety index to changes in the input variables, and their uncertainties, are presented graphically. The method is compared to existing design standards for four simple structural details.

Item type: Article
ID code: 9824
Keywords: fatigue cracks, aluminum high-speed vessels, fatigue, ferries, military vessels, first-order reliability methods , Monte Carlo simulation , Naval Science and Military Science
Subjects: Naval Science
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 12:12
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:52
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/9824

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