Hybrid Ship Hulls

Engineering Design Rationales


  • Vladimir Shkolnikov, Principal Investigator, Beltran Inc., New York, USA.

Hybrid Ship Hulls provides an overview of cutting-edge developments in hybrid composite-metal marine ship hulls, covering the critical differences in material processing and structural behavior that must be taken into account to maximise benefits and performance.

Supporting the design of effective hybrid hulls through proper consideration of the benefits and challenges inherent to heterogenic structures, the book covers specific details of quality control, manufacturing, mechanical and thermal stress, and other behavioral aspects that need to be treated differently when engineering hybrid ship hulls.

With a particular focus on heavy-duty naval applications, the book includes guidance on the selection of composite part configurations, innovative design solutions, novel hybrid joining techniques, and serviceability characterization.
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Naval architects, structural engineers, researchers, MSc and PhD students of naval architecture dealing with ship hull design within academia, private companies and government agencies.


Book information

  • Published: July 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-800861-4

Table of Contents

1 Premises of Hybrid Hull Implementation
1.1 Trends in Demand of Composite/Hybrid Structures
1.2 Hybrid Hull Peculiarities
1.3 Inheritance of Composite Shipbuilding 
1.4 Advanced Design-Technology Concepts
References & Bibliography to Chapter 1 

2 Existing & Prospective Hybrid Hulls
2.1 Composite Superstructures of Hybrid Surface Vessels 
2.2 Composite Outboard Submarine Structures
References & Bibliography to Chapter 2

3 Material-Transition Structures
3.1 Prerequisites of Rational Design
3.2 Benchmarking of Existing Hybrid Joining Technologies
3.3 Advantageous Joining Options
References & Bibliography to Chapter 3

4 Comeld-2 Development & Performance Evaluation
4.1 Introductory Study
4.2 Impact Resistance
4.3 Reparability
4.4 Preliminary Analytical Optimization
4.5 Material Processing
4.6 Champion Selection
4.7 Moistening/Watertightness Examination
4.8 Champion Mechanical-Environmental Testing
4.9 Techno-economic Appraisal
4.10 Comeld-2 Readiness
References & Bibliography to Chapter 4

5 Serviceability Characterization
5.1 Existing Approach
5.2 Prerequisites of the Methodology Advancement
5.3 Serviceability at Conventional Load Cases
5.4 Structural Performance at Complex Loading Profiles
5.5 Practical Applications
5.6 Experimental Verification of the Kinetic-Based Approach
5.7 Methodological Upgrade of Serviceability Evaluation
References & Bibliography to Chapter 5

6 Prospective Investigations
6.1 Prevention of Galvanic Corrosion
6.2 Laser-based Surfi-Sculpt protrusion
6.3 Comeld-2 for Non-Naval Applications
References & Bibliography to Chapter 6

7 Appendix: MatLab Codes on Serviceability Characterization
7.1 Ultimate Strength vs Length of Loading & Temperature
7.2 Residual Strength
7.3 Cyclic Loading
7.4 DSV Diving