Structural response

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Structural Response

There are three levels of structural response to stress (see also structural levels).


Primary Response

The deflection of the entire hull, i.e., when considered as a beam & hogging or sagging in response to stresses.

Secondary Response

The deflection of a singular or group of stiffened panel(s) between primary members, i.e., the primary members are supporting the stress.

Tertiary Response

The deflection of an unstiffened panel between secondary members (stiffeners), or the webs of deep primary structures. Tertiary response informs the selection of plate thicknesses.

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