SHPHUL USER'S MANUAL

Authors
  1. Smith, D.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
SHPHUL generates finite element models of a ship hull from body plan coordinates. The model is generated by dividing the hull into a number of sections based on groupings of the body plan contour lines displayed on a terminal screen. Each section is modelled by the use of 4 or 12 noded panels. The 4 noded panels can be skewed or warped between body plan lines. Curvature is represented by the use of the 12 noded panels. The nodes are located with a terminal cursor after body plan contours are selected and displayed on the terminal screen. The panels are then gridded with predefined beams representing frames and longitudinal beams and triangular or rectangular plate elements. Each gridded panel is substructure and each hull section is formed as a series of substructrues. Transverse and longitudinal bulkheads are formed in a similar manner. Each panel is reduced to master nodes at section boundaries. All the sections are assembled to form the total hull model. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DREA-CR-92-421 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
15 Jan 1992
Number of Pages
277
DSTKIM No
92-03162
CANDIS No
125631
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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