The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 44 (1966) > Issues > Issue 12 > Developments in Ship Structures. Discussion on the paper by J. C. Chapman BSc PhD CEng AMlStructE M
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Developments in Ship Structures. Discussion on the paper by J. C. Chapman BSc PhD CEng AMlStructE MICE

Professor S. R. Sparkes (Member) referred to the stress concentration factor of 17 which had been recorded at sea and to Dr. Chapman’s statement that it was possible, by introducing a suitably shaped cut, to reduce this figure very greatly. Could Dr. Chapman give a little more detail of what a suitably shaped cut would be, and what he meant by very greatly reducing the stress concentration?