Evaluation on Structural strength of Inland River Small Ships
A representative inland bulk carrier of 57m long and single-bottom and double-side is analyzed in this paper.Transverse strength of the ship is calculated directly using FEM (Finite Element Method) because of the problem that the length of hatch exceeds requirements in Rules for Building Steel Inland Vessels (2009) .The results show that transverse strength of the ship meets the requirements of structural stress in the rules which provides references for rules revision and structural design of such ships.
J. Zhang and Q. Yin, "Evaluation on Structural strength of Inland River Small Ships", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 99-100, pp. 848-851, 2011