SHIFTS IN GRANULAR BULK MINERAL CARGOES: WHY THEY OCCUR AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

This report is in microfiche form. Cargo shifts can result from either liquefaction or sliding failure. For the first of these, the potentials for liquefaction, drainage and consolidation have been investigated. The efficiency of available test methods for identifying this hazard was examined, and found adequate in part; an alternative test method is suggested for coarse coals. As regards sliding failure, this strength of cargoes has been investigated, including both frictional and cohesive components of strength. The existing test methods are found not generally applicable, and an alternative is suggested. The report concludes with a practical guideline for the loading of damp bulk mineral cargoes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Warren Spring Laboratory, Report LR 464 (MP) M <Oct. 1983> (83 pp., 14 ref., 54 fig., 2 tab.)
  • Authors:
    • Kirby, J M
  • Publication Date: 1983-10

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM