A STUDY TO OBTAIN VERIFICATION OF LIQUID NATURAL GAS (LNG) TANK LOADING CRITERIA

A study of LNG tank loading criteria is presented that includes a survey and review of load criteria presently employed in the design of cargo tanks for LNG carriers. Motion and acceleration values as determined from these criteria are compared to ship motion calculations and available full-scale data. A comparison of LNG tank loads, as predicted by current classification society and regulatory agency criteria, is given along with recommended updated criteria in each of seventeen load categories. Model tests and fullscale measurement programs to provide adequate data for verification of load and acceleration criteria are also outlined. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  USA  78228-0510
  • Authors:
    • Bass, R L
    • Hokanson, J C
    • Cox, P A
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 291 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-258
  • Contract Numbers: N00024-74-C-5136
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM