Overview of Sloshel Project

AuthorsBrosset, L., Mravak, Z., Kaminski, M.L., Collins, S., Finnigan, T.
Conference/JournalThe Nineteenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Osaka, Japan
DateJul 21, 2009
This paper provides an overview of the Sloshel project, aspects of which are further described in other ISOPE 2009 papers (Kaminski, Bogaert, 2009; Malenica, Korobkin, Ten, Gazzola, Mravak, de Lauzon, Scolan, 2009; Maguire, Whitworth, Oguibe, Radosavljevic, Carden, 2009; Wang, Shin, 2009). The Sloshel project is a Joint Industry Project to collect data from full-scale sloshing experiments using unidirectional focused waves impacting on a fully instrumented LNG carrier NO96 membrane containment panel and a concrete block within a rigid vertical wall. The paper sets out the relevance of the project within the overall methodology for the sloshing assessment of partially filled LNG tanks. It describes the experimental set-up, the parameters tested and numerical evaluation leading to new insights into the characteristics of LNG tank sloshing impacts and the influence of hydro-elasticity. The paper concludes with a summary of the numerical methods being developed and validated with this full-scale experimental data.

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