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About The Welding Effects On Thin Stiffened Panel Assemblies In Shipbuilding

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MT010231

Volume

53

Pages

19

Published

2001

Size

2,316 kb

Author(s)

T. T. Chau, F. Jancart and G. Bechepay

Abstract

About the welding effects on thin stiffened panel assemblies in shipbuilding T.T. Chan, F. Jancart & G. Bechepay Institut de Recherches de la Construction Navale, France (French Shipbuilding Research Institute) Abstract Last year, the definitive closure of one of the major French Shipyards was announced and planned for the beginning of 2000. It has really been a great loss for the whole shipbuilding industry. The ACH shipbuilder (Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre) is well-known in the world for having built several prestigious cuise-liners which are still in active service such as the Wind Star, Wind Song, Wind Spirit, Club Med One, Club Med Two,. . . The origine of this closure of the Yard financially weak came, among other unforeseen difficulties, from the delay of ship construction that was too much overlapped. One of the prime causes of this failure in the fabrication process was the distortion problem due to welding effects induced onto the thin stiffened panel assemblies o

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