Structural response of the SLICE advanced technology demonstrator
Roberts, Donald J.
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The objective of this research was to provide the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with an independent evaluation of the structural adequacy of Lockheed's SLICE hull design. SLICE is an offshoot of the SWATH ship technology, with four lower hulls instead of the SWATH's twin hulls. An advanced finite element code was used in the dynamic and static analysis of the SLICE's unique hull form. This thesis demonstrates the practical value of utilizing finite element modeling as a tool in modern ship design.
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