An approach for reliability based fatigue design of welded joints on aluminium high-speed vessels

M. Collette, A. Incecik

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Abstract

Fatigue cracks are an ongoing problem for aluminum high-speed vessels, and preventing fatigue cracks caused by wave loading is expected to be a significant challenge for future aluminum high-speed ferries and military vessels. To aid in this effort, a hot-spot fatigue design approach using first-order reliability methods (FORM) is constructed. Two different limit state functions are investigated, and the accuracy and consistency of the FORM method for the highly nonlinear fatigue limit state equations are evaluated through a comparison with Monte Carlo simulation results. The sensitivity of the resulting safety index to changes in the input variables, and their uncertainties, are presented graphically. The method is compared to existing design standards for four simple structural details.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-98
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Ship Research
Volume50
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Welded Joints
Vessel
Fatigue
Aluminum
Welds
High Speed
Fatigue of materials
Fatigue Crack
Fatigue Limit
First-order
State Equation
Hot Spot
Military
Monte Carlo Simulation
Safety
Uncertainty
Design
Fatigue cracks
Monte Carlo simulation

Keywords

  • fatigue cracks
  • aluminum high-speed vessels
  • fatigue
  • ferries
  • military vessels
  • first-order reliability methods
  • Monte Carlo simulation

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