2014 Ship Structure Committee Symposium

2014 Ship Structure Committee Symposium

2014 Ship Structure Committee Symposium 


2014 Ship Structure Committee Symposium, “Sustainability & Stewardship: Vessel Safety & Longevity through Ship Structures Research”, was held at the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum Heights, MD in May.

 In 1943, a Board of Investigation was chartered at the request of the Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal, to determine the causes of the brittle fracture experienced by welded merchant ships during World War II.   Since its founding in 1946 the Ship Structure Committee has grown and evolved, but still is committed to its original charter to disseminate pertinent ship structures research to all parties with an interest in shipbuilding and operations, and all research investigators.  Today the Committee consists of ten cooperative organizations across the U.S. and Canada, including SNAME.

All 16 papers and/or presentations are available via the Ship Structure Committee website, as well as its entire history of reports, free-of-charge at: http://www.shipstructure.org/2014sscsymposium_agenda.shtml

Five papers are selected as featured papers:

“Evaluation and forecasting of elapsed fatigue life of ship structures by analyzing data from full scale ship structural monitoring,” G. Cusano, S. La Marca

“Marine Composites Non-Destructive Evaluation,” E. Greene

“Polar Ship Design Standards – State of the Art, and Way Forward,” A. Kendrick

“Structural Fatigue Life Assessment and Sustainment Implications for a New Class of U.S. Coast Guard Cutters,” K. Stambaugh, I. Drummen, et al.

“STePS2 - A Ship Structures Research Program,” C. G. Daley, B. Colbourne


SNAME members download papers here