BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of British Maritime Technology Ltd
(BMT), is planning a new series of ship structure fatigue and fracture
courses for naval architects, engineers and ship superintendents responsible
for vessel design, maintenance and operation.
In recent years significant advances have been made in the application of
quantitative fatigue and fracture assessment procedures to a wide range of
structures including ships, aircraft, offshore platforms and pipelines.
Application of this technology is improving the ability to make safe and
cost-effective material specification, design and maintenance decisions.
Several projects sponsored by the US Ship Structure Committee
by BMT have demonstrated the applicability of these principles to ship
structures. However, their practical implementation has been limited by a
lack of dissemination to industry. BMT's courses are specifically designed
to provide the required training or technology transfer
BMT Fleet Technology's President Ian Glen said
: 'The objective of these
courses is for attendees to obtain an understanding of how to assess
in-service damage accumulation and the final failure of a ship structure
with due consideration for environmental effects. Throughout the course,
the assessment methodologies are illustrated through the use of practical
quantitative examples and design tools.'
Future ship structure fatigue and fracture courses are being planned for the UK and USA in the autumn of 2004. For more information contact Aaron
Dinovitzer at BMT Fleet Technology Ltd