Interaction between wave impacts and corrugations of MarkIII Containment System for LNG carriers
Author Bogaert, H., Brosset, L. and Kaminski, M.L.
Title Interaction between wave impacts and corrugations of MarkIII Containment System for LNG carriers
Conference/Journal ISOPE 20th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Beijing, China
Month June
Year 2010

Abstract
The subject of this paper is the behavior of MarkIII corrugated primary
membrane under breaking wave impacts. The study is based on the
database of the large scale impact tests from the Sloshel project.
Unidirectional breaking waves were generated in a flume tank in order
to break onto an instrumented wall covered by a corrugated surface
reproducing the MarkIII membrane at scale 1:6. Pressure sensors were
positioned in between the corrugations. A special sensor was designed
to measure the net force in the upward and downward direction on a
horizontal corrugation. Special care was taken to observe the
interaction between the wave impact and the corrugations by high
speed cameras synchronized with the data acquisition system.

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