Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering John C. Daidola, along with class of 2017 students Andrew M. Arnold and Michael J. Imbesi, have co-authored a paper entitled, “Trimaran Preliminary Structural Design Procedures for a Large High Speed Sealift Ship.” The paper will be presented at this year’s American Society of Naval Engineers Day, Technology, Systems & Ships on February 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Structural design characteristics for a large high speed trimaran sealift ship are determined using the Lloyd’s Register Trimaran Rules. These are compared to characteristics determined utilizing a more traditional naval approach for monohulls and with a combination of naval and American Bureau of Shipping commercial criteria. The analysis also considers additional approaches for determining transverse hull loads and wet deck pressures by alternative procedures.
The research was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research under the ACCeSS University Consortium.