What is a Girder?

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Asked on June 17, 2021
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Girders are one form of longitudinal stiffeners. These are -
• Big size steel plate (or sometimes beams) connected to bottom of the ship
• Runs in fore and aft direction
• strengthen the ship against bending moment

Girders are also named according to its location. The girder at the center of the ship is called center girder. In double bottom tanks, the thick solid metal plate that divides the ballast tanks into port and starboard tank is the center girder.

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Answered on June 17, 2021