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Performance assessment on a variety of double side structure during collision interaction with other ship

  • Aditya Rio Prabowo EMAIL logo , Jung Min Sohn , Dong Myung Bae and Joung Hyung Cho


The main goal of the present paper was to study the physical response of a double side skin (DSS) structure under impact load in a collision event between two ships. Collision energy and damage extent (size and location) during the collision process were observed together with damage patterns on side structure. The ships were modeled after a Ro-Ro passenger ship and cargo reefer which were involved in a ship collision on the Sunda Strait while the analyseswere performed using non-linear simulations FEMto produce virtual simulation data. Several caseswere proposed to be investigated in this work with involvement of parameters i.e. penetration location and ship materials which were embedded on the structure model. A series of material experiments and testing was conducted to obtain detailed material properties which were to be deployed in simulation. It was shown that, after penetration at the transition location, the striking ship was successfully deforming and forming tears to the inner skin. On the other hand, with identical structure and identical mass of construction, the use of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel as the repair material offered considerably better capacity in absorbing the impact load than plain-carbon steel.


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Received: 2017-4-30
Accepted: 2017-6-14
Published Online: 2017-9-23
Published in Print: 2017-9-26

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