shell plating

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: plating - the plates covering the frame of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a wooden ship
scale, shell, plate - a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
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Jensen Maritime , Crowleys Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary, designed the 483-foot ATB to meet Ice Class and Polar Code requirements including increased structural framing and shell plating and extended zero discharge endurance.
Sulfide particles under stress can nucleate microcracks, which further Loading will cause to coalesce into larger cracks; in fact, this was found to have been the mode of failure in the shell plating of the Titanic.
Large plastic deformation of the shell plating subjected to various loadings is developed.