ABS 2004 and 2014 Comparison

ABS 2004 and 2014 Comparison

SDC Verifier implements 2 different ABS plate buckling checks:

  • Guide for Buckling and Ultimate Stress Assessment for Offshore Structures, APRIL 2004 (Updated February 2012):

ABS 2004

  • Rules for Building and Classing Floating Product Installations, July 2014:

ABS 2014

There are 3 small differences in calculation of Ultimate Strength Limit. Buckling State Limit is calculated completely the same.

  • Interaction coefficient between longitudinal and transverse stresses f, which is used in the calculation of Ultimate Strength Limit:

  • x coefficient, used in longitudinal ultimate strength calculation:

  • CY coefficient, used in calculate transverse ultimate strength calculation: