With the consideration of shipping efficiency and the limited conditions of the Yangtze River, flat and wide ship become the preferred type for River-Sea-Going ship. This kind of structure is adverse to the ship’s stiffness under longitudinal bending, transverse bending. And two-stage repeated loading brings to the fatigue assessment of the ship structure new uncertainties, so accurate cumulative fatigue damage is a matter of necessary. Based on the theory of three-dimensional potential flow, the hydrodynamic analysis of River-Sea-Going container ship under specific route is carried out. The hull motion and the load transfer function of each section are obtained. The finite element model is used to calculate the amplitude-frequency response Operator RAOs. The influence of special routes and speed factors are also considered. Based on the frequency domain spectral analysis method combined with the scatter diagram of E1 sea area, the characteristics of wave-induced load are analyzed under 10−7.5 probability level. The stress response spectrum and the short-term distribution of stress range are obtained by combining the structural stress response calculation with the whole ship finite element structure model. The long-term distribution of stress response spectrum and stress range is also obtained. The cumulative fatigue damage of River-Sea-Going container ship under the special route is evaluated by using the S-N curve recommended by the criterion. It can provide the basis for the fatigue assessment of the new type of River-Sea-Going container ship.

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