Hydrostatically Loaded Structures

1st Edition

The Structural Mechanics, Analysis and Design of Powered Submersibles

Authors: W.A. Nash
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080378763
eBook ISBN: 9780080534343
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 27th October 1995
Page Count: 183
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Description

Powered submersibles have enabled the exploration of lake and ocean depths, and are used extensively for inspection of drilling rigs and offshore pipelines. Their potential for the discovery of undersea mineral resources is widely acknowledged.

The design of such vehicles poses many problems not encountered with land-based systems: for example, normal pressures are very large, and many structural elements are extremely sensitive to initial geometric imperfections.

Following a review of the history and development of submersibles, each chapter concentrates on a specific geometric design. The bibliography is unusually complete, and includes summaries of many referenced publications.

This unique book covers all aspects of the structural mechanics, analysis and design of submersibles, and will be invaluable to ocean engineers, naval architects and graduate students entering the field.

Readership

For all ocean engineers, naval architects and graduate students in the field of powered submersibles.

Table of Contents

A Brief History of Submersibles. Representative deep submersibles developed since 1951. General Theory of Shells. Strain-displacement relations. Equilibrium relations. Internal strain energy. Buckling of thin elastic shells. Structural Behavior of Cylindrical Shells. Stress analysis of cylindrical shells. Buckling of smooth (unreinforced) cylindrical shells. Buckling of ring-reinforced cylindrical shells - axisymmetric. Structural Behavior of Conical Shells. Stress analysis of conical shells. Buckling of conical shells. Summary. Dynamically loaded conical shells. Structural Behavior of Spherical Shells. Stress analysis of spherical shells. Stress analysis of compound shells. Buckling of spherical shells. Buckling of shallow spherical shells. Buckling of deep and/or complete spherical shells. Buckling of stiffened and/or orthotrophic spherical shells. Other Shell and Plate Geometries. Spheroidal shells. Toroidal shells. Circular plates. Viewing windows. References. Bibliography. Author index. Subject index.

Details

No. of pages:
183
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1995
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9780080534343
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080378763

About the Author

W.A. Nash

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

Reviews

Powered submersibles have enabled the exploration of lake and ocean depths, and are used extensively for inspection of drilling rigs and offshore pipelines. Their potential for the discovery of undersea mineral resources is widely acknowledged.

The design of such vehicles poses many problems not encountered with land-based systems: for example, normal pressures are very large, and many structural elements are extremely sensitive to initial geometric imperfections.

Following a review of the history and development of submersibles, each chapter concentrates on a specific geometric design. The bibliography is unusually complete, and includes summaries of many referenced publications.

This unique book covers all aspects of the structural mechanics, analysis and design of submersibles, and will be invaluable to ocean engineers, naval architects and graduate students entering the field.