Residual strength assessment of a grounded container ship subjected to asymmetrical bending loads
The objective of this work is to analyze the effect of grounding related damage and associated neutral axis rotation on the residual load carrying capacity of a container ship hull subjected to asymmetrical bending. The assessment is performed by the finite element method and a formulation based on the Common Structural Rules (CSR). An update to the progressive collapse approach stipulated by CSR is proposed and compared with the finite element solution. Finally, several conclusions are presented.