Full Scale Sloshing Impact Tests, Part 2
Author Kaminski M.L. and Bogaert H.
Title Full Scale Sloshing Impact Tests, Part 2
Conference/Journal ISOPE 20th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Beijing, China
Month June
Year 2010

Abstract
This second part of the paper outlines the progress made in the full
scale tests of real membrane containment systems subjected to action of
breaking waves which model sloshing impacts in LNG tanks of LNG
carriers or Floating LNG terminals (FLNGs). The waves were
generated in a water flume using a wave focusing method. The tests
were carried out within the Sloshel project. More detailed and more
specific results of the Sloshel project are described in several associated
papers.
This paper explains steps undertaken to improve the test repeatability,
to collect data for analysis of scaling laws, hydro structural interaction
and effects of membrane corrugations which are characteristic for the
MarkIII membrane systems. This includes description of the large and
full scale test setups for testing of the Mark III containment system.
The paper explains how the way of achieving the project goals evolved,
presents some new results from the full scale tests of MarkIII
containment system and summarises drawn conclusions.

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