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IMAM’11 – Wave load cases for scantlings of bulk carrier structures

IMAM’11
XIV Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean

GENOA 2011

Jan Jankowski, Monika Warmowska, Marcin Tujakowski
Polski Rejestr Statków S.A., Gdańsk
Email: rb@prs.pl

 

Wave load cases for scantlings of bulk carrier structures

The accuracy of predicting wave-generated stresses in ship structure continues to remain unsatisfactory, affecting safety at sea. Therefore, methods based on simulation of ship motion in waves are being developed, including the simulation of ship structure response to waves, green seas and sloshing. The simulation results are transformed into probability distributions used to determine stresses with assumed probability of their occurrence. The paper presents a method of wave generated stress prediction based on simulation of ship motion, loads and stresses in ship structure in waves.