Advances in Marine Structures

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 4316

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Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 100 Montrose Street, Glasgow G4 0LZ, UK
Interests: digital twins; structural health monitoring; structural analysis of offshore renewable energy devices; additive manufacturing
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Dear Colleagues,

Structural mechanics is an important field of engineering. The main goal of structural mechanics research is to ensure that structures are safe and durable to prevent catastrophic situations which can cause loss of lives, environmental pollution, and financial losses. Depending on the usage of the structure and the conditions that it is subjected to, different special treatment is required during analysis. Specifically, marine structures are subjected to harsh environmental conditions due to the marine environment, which can cause several different damage mechanisms, including damages due to fatigue and corrosion. This Special Issue on “Advances in Marine Structures” will consider a wide range of areas related to marine structures, including but not limited to:

  • Structural analysis of ship structures;
  • Structural analysis of offshore platforms;
  • Structural analysis of naval vessels;
  • Structural analysis of pipelines and subsea systems;
  • Risk- and reliability-based approaches applied to marine structures;
  • Structural health monitoring of marine structures;
  • Corrosion;
  • Ice–structure interactions;
  • Collision mechanics;
  • Inspection and repair of marine structures;
  • Fatigue and fracture;
  • Marine composites.

This Special Issue will provide a compilation of numerical, experimental, and analytical studies related to “Advances in Marine Structures” research.

Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus
Guest Editor

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  • marine structures
  • fracture mechanics
  • corrosion
  • structural health monitoring
  • marine composites
  • ice–structure interactions

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Improvement of the Welding Process for Fillet Air Test for the Biggest Taiwan Shipyard
by Chia-Nan Wang, Ming-Hsien Hsueh, Chao-Jung Lai, Chen-Fa Wang and Shi-Hao Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(1), 80; - 13 Jan 2021
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During ship block construction, watertight bulkheads weld of every cabin of ships need to undergo stress testing according to the tanks’ test plan. Every incomplete bulkhead cannot be sprayed in order to protect them after sandblasting; this seriously affects the process of construction. [...] Read more.
During ship block construction, watertight bulkheads weld of every cabin of ships need to undergo stress testing according to the tanks’ test plan. Every incomplete bulkhead cannot be sprayed in order to protect them after sandblasting; this seriously affects the process of construction. Therefore, the issue of this study is to maintain the integrity of the painting quality and reduce the destruction of the paint, ship-building personnel seek how best to complete the block operation. The aim of this project is to improve the recent watertight bulkheads fillet air test operations in the construction stage using TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving), promote the ground painting session integrity of every ship, improve the tanks’ test plan in the dock, and reduce the time spent on dismantling operations and the painting operation. Through the TRIZ, this study proposed lots of improvements, some of which are: the watertight cabins can finish the tanks test plan completely, and the integrity of the ground painting can be promoted to reduce the range of cabin test in the dock and reduce watertight bulkheads’ dismantling time. Moreover, because of the considerate reduction of the destruction of the coating, the painting operation is of good quality. The results demonstrate that the TRIZ successfully controls the production quality during construction, reduces working time, and promotes full efficiency. This study saved more than US$1 million of the outsourcing fee. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Marine Structures)
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