Estimation Local Strength of Bow Structure for High Tensile Steel Yacht Based on Optimum Design



The optimum design for bow structure of high tensile steel yacht belongs to the nonlinear constrained optimization problem. The determination of scantlings for the bow structure is a very important matter out of whole structural design process of a yacht. The optimum design results are produced with the use of Real-coded Micro-Genetic Algorithm including evaluation LR small craft guideline, so that they can satisfy the allowable stress criterion. In this study, the minimum weight design of bow structure on the HTS yacht was carried out based on the finite element analysis. An analysis model is a bow structure of HTS yacht with structural scantling derived from the minimum weight optimization. The weight of bow structure and the main dimensions of structural members are chosen as an objective function and design variable, respectively. Optimization results were compared with a pre-existing design. From the FE analysis results, bow structure with high tensile steel (AH40) designed by using RμGA has a volume efficiency of 19% than the design of the actual mild yacht.




Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim




J. S. Park et al., "Estimation Local Strength of Bow Structure for High Tensile Steel Yacht Based on Optimum Design", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 1463-1466, 2006


December 2006




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