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US Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750)

DEC provided extensive structural design and analysis support to Northrop Grumman Shipyard throughout the design development of the National Security Cutter Bertholf. DEC provided a full–ship finite element model for a global stress analysis followed by fine mesh models for several details. In addition to the structural validation, DEC also provided a longitudinal strength study, hull penetration analysis, fashion plate study, shear flow analysis, hangar racking study, and full-ship fatigue analysis. DEC also provided ShipConstructor modeling of the NSC superstructure.


Downey Engineering Corporation
One Galleria Boulevard, Suite 907
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Phone: 504.818.0377  Fax: 504.818.0447
Louisiana Registered Engineering Firm C-1909

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