Ship Structural Engineering Articles

Designing Fillet Welds for Symmetrical Joint Sections

Introduction Fillet welds are the most commonly used weld types in marine structures. A fillet weld is used when there are two pieces of metal that are joined perpendicular to each other or at an angle. In this article, we will explore how to select the right size...

Designing a stanchion/stopper for sea-fastening of deck cargo

Introduction Stanchions – a familiar term for mariners and ship designers. What are Stanchions? A stanchion is generally a vertical pipe or beam which is used to support some structural item or provide support rails on the deck. In ships, the most common type of...

Designing bolts for a joint connection

Introduction   Bolts are very commonly used fastening items and used in a variety of configurations. In this article, we will explore in-depth the design of a bolt used in connecting two members at a joint (bolted joint). We'll see what properties of the bolt are...

Using Class Rules to assess the Longitudinal Strength requirement of Barges

Introduction The longitudinal strength of a vessel is integral to its evaluation for a given purpose. To get an introduction to the topic, please refer to our other article https://thenavalarch.com/longitudinal-strength-ships-introduction/ In this article, we’ll see...