Experimental prediction of sloshing loads for a membrane tank LNG ship requires both careful planning and execution. Challenges include identification of critical combinations of tank filling, ship heading and sea-state, utilization of suitable instrumentation, post-processing of vast amounts of data, statistical treatment of loading parameters and scaling of model test pressure loads to full-scale. MARINTEK has in the last few years performed extensive sloshing tests with different tank geometries. This paper presents the experimental approaches that have been developed.
Experimental Approaches for Determining Sloshing Loads in LNG Tanks
Rognebakke, Olav F., Hoff, Jan Roger, Allers, Joachim M., Berget, Kjetil, Berge, Bjørn Ola, and Rong Zhao. "Experimental Approaches for Determining Sloshing Loads in LNG Tanks." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2005. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2005-D41
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