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are outlined, based on an extensive study of the effect of the principal parameters on the dynamic tension of cables. Tables and graphs are provided to estimate the equivalent stiffness and natural frequencies of cables, while examples illustrate the application of the proposed meth- odology.

Paper No. 13—"Hydro-Numer- ic Design of SWATH Ships," by

Nils Salversen, Christian H. von Kerczek, Carl A. Scragg,

Christopher P. Cressy, and Mi- chael J. Meinhold.

SYNOPSIS—A new computa- tional method for the design of

Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) ships is presented. The integrated computer system gener- nomograph is described, including the correlation of the roughness measurements with increments in blade section drag and propeller performance.

Paper No. 8—"Structural Reli- ability of Marine Diesel Engine Pro- pulsion Shafting Systems," by Ef- stratios Nikolaidis, Anastas- sios N. Perakis, and Michael G.


SYNOPSIS—A method for esti- mating the reliability of diesel pro- pulsion shafting systems is pre- sented, involving probabilistic exci- tation modeling, first excursion and fatigue failure mode analyses, and estimation of failure probabilities.

In the examples presented, signifi- cant criticals that cannot be identi- fied by the traditional deterministic analysis are revealed. High values of the traditional safety factor may not always insure system reliability and safety.

Paper No. 9—"Finite-Element

Analysis of Elastohydrodynamic

Stern Bearings," by Zissimos P.

Mourelatos and Michael G.


SYNOPSIS—A finite element analysis is performed for a marine shafting system using a hydrody- namic, plastic stern bearing. The analysis consists of three-dimen- sional analyses of the shafting and the bearing liner, a two-dimensional analysis of the oil film hydrodynam- ics, and iterative techniques to es- tablish the equilibrium position among the shaft, the oil film, and the anisotropic bearing. Results are in good agreement with available laboratory experiments.

Paper No. 10—"Innovative

Naval Designs for North Atlantic

Operations," by Colen Kennell,

Brian White, and Edward N.


SYNOPSIS—A SWATH ship de- sign and two monohulls designed to carry the same payload are summar- ized. The two monohull designs used state-of-the-art, hull-form technology. One monohull included excess volume to achieve seakeeping performance comparable with the

SWATH. Seakeeping performance assessments were made for mobility and anti-submarine warfare opera- tions in the upper North Atlantic region.

Paper No. 11—"Analysis of the

Structure of the Proposed CCG Po- lar Class 8 Icebreaker Under Ex- treme Ice Loads," by I. F. Glen, C.

G. Daly, and G. Tam.

SYNOPSIS —The proposed structure design for a large Polar icebreaker for the Canadian Coast

Guard has been analyzed using re- cent understanding of ice loads on vessels, and analytical models to ex- trapolate areas far beyond current experience. Local bow strength and hull girder response were examined. • The study revealed areas for poten- tial improvement in the current reg- ulations.

Paper No. 12—"Dynamic Anal- ysis as a Tool for Open-Sea Mooring

System Design," by Michael S.

Triantafyllou, Antoine Bliek, and Hyunkyoung Shin.

SYNOPSIS—Methods to change the performance of mooring lines

November, 1985

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