Accession Number:

ADA102496

Title:

Puget Sound Tanker Size Optimization.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 80-Jun 81,

Corporate Author:

OCEANOGRAPHIC INST OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

222.0

Abstract:

Relationships between oil tanker risk and certain quantifiable tanker and port activity characteristics are determined, with a special emphasis on tanker size. A model is developed which optimizes the average tanker size which should be used in a port system to minimize the risk of oil spillage. The study uses statistical techniques to analyze historical worldwide data in order to develop risk relationships. Calculus was used to minimize the risk of spillage based upon different risk indicators. The basic risk indicators developed in the analysis are the number of casualty spills, the total volume of casualty spills, and the total volumes of all spills including operational. The development of optimal cases is dependent upon the assumption of constant tonnage throughput in a port system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE