GL: Strength Aspects and Weather Routing of Multi-Purpose Ships

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Adequate hull strength and safe weather routing are primary requirements for safe operation of multi-purpose
ships. In his presentation "Strength Aspects and Weather Routing of
Multi-Purpose Ships", Dr Thomas E. Schellin, Department Analysis of Hull
Structures and Damages at Germanischer Lloyd, informed on these
requirements. The presentation took place today at ShipTek 2008 in
Cochin, India.
Fast changing designs, increasing safety demands, and greater
environmental concerns require innovative procedures. They are necessary
to control the inherent risk associated with marine transport of large,
complex, and expensive structures. In his presentation, Dr Schellin gave
an overview of application of modern analysis methods that can reduce
the risk of incurring property loss or causing pollution. To ensure safe
sea transports for heavy or bulky cargos, weather routing analysis is
appropriate, he emphasized.
In combination with extremely long and wide cargo holds, ships with
complex and flexible cargo handling and stowage functions require an
intensive strength investigation. An overall design approach must
consider deflections and interaction forces between hatch covers and the
longitudinal hull girder, Dr Schellin pointed out. He described a finite
element coupling method comprising interaction between hatch cover and
cargo hold deflections caused by operation of cranes in port and
wave-induced loads. Other topics of his presentation included modeling
principles, strength analysis and voyage planning.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Naval Architecture

ABS to Class the World's First CNG Ship

ABS announced it has been chosen to class the world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's

Webb Institute Ranked a Best Value College

Webb Institute, an undergraduate institute specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, ranked number two on Money magazine’s list of Money's Best Colleges,

HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1790 sec (6 req/sec)