Accession Number:

AD0779635

Title:

Prediction of Lifetime Extreme Accelerations for Design of LNG Cargo Tanks.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

A procedure is developed to predict the extreme accelerations needed for design of the cargo tanks in LNG vessels. Extreme values of accelerations for the lifetime of a ship are obtained by applying short-term statistics to extreme sea conditions collected over many years. The predictions are presented in the form of unit wave height response surfaces as a function of ship heading and wave period. By applying published wave statistics to these response surfaces, extreme response surfaces are determined for selected oceanic locations shipping routes in the world. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE