Computational investigation of LNG storage tank for open type ferries

G. Theotokatos, G.A. Livanos, E. Strantzali, S. Dimitrellou, D.N. Pagonis, D. Peirounakis, P. Mizithras

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Abstract

This paper presents the design study of the LNG storage tank for a double-ended ferry operating short distance routes between mainland and close islands in the Greek territory. Alternative tank designs based on different structural characteristics were computationally investigated by conducting a coupled thermal-structural analysis considering steady state conditions and taking into account the applied structural and thermal loads. The tank structural stability was evaluated using von-Mises criteria. The derived results are presented and discussed concluding to the most efficient solution that provides smoother stress distribution, sufficient mechanical strength and increased bending rigidity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Green Marine Technology and Transport
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2015), Pula, Croatia, 21-24 September 2015
EditorsC. Guedes Soares, R. Dejhalla, D. Pavletić
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
Pages465-472
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2015
Event16th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2015 - Hotel Park Plaza Histria, Pula, Pula, Croatia
Duration: 21 Sep 201524 Sep 2015
http://www.imamhomepage.org/imam2015/

Conference

Conference16th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2015
Abbreviated titleIMAM 2015
CountryCroatia
CityPula
Period21/09/1524/09/15
Internet address

Keywords

  • shipping
  • marine resources conservation
  • marine engineering
  • marine resources development

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