ProColl Hull

ProColl Hull provides the ability to calculate compartment level progressive collapse behavior of lightweight aluminum ship structures and conventional steel vessels. This analysis method extends the interframe progressive collapse method by including overall gross panel buckling effects in the determination of hull girder strength. ProColl is a tool developed by Professor Bob Dow and Dr. Simon Benson from the University of Newcastle under sponsorship by Dr. Paul E. Hess III, Office of Naval Research (ONR), USA. Its capabilities have been interfaced with MAESTRO’s existing user interface and post-processing capabilities, and packaged as the ProColl Hull Module.

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