Fatigue Assessment for Ship Structure Acted on Non-Linear Wave Loads
Efficient methods are described here to predict the fatigue damage of ship structure due to nonlinear wave loads that are produced in random seas. Firstly the effects of the non-linear waveinduced bending moment on the fatigue damage of ship structure with very large bow flare are presented in short-term prediction by the method of spectrum analysis. Then, the fatigue damage is estimated and analyzed in the given environment of long-term.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
C. H. Chen "Fatigue Assessment for Ship Structure Acted on Non-Linear Wave Loads", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2786-2789, 2007