A reduced order model for structural response of the Mark III LNG cargo containment system

R. W. Bos*, J. H. Den Besten, M. L. Kaminski

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Highly varying sloshing loads are a superposition of load components resulting from a sequence of different physical phenomena. However, not all features of spatial and temporal variations of sloshing loads and associated phenomena are equally important when failure of structure is considered. Therefore, the prediction of sloshing loads should be focused on those load components which lead to failure. These components can be found by employing a structural model, which should be fast computationally considering the huge number of possible sloshing loads. This paper presents a reduced order model based on the beam-foundation model which is derived for the Mark-III cargo containment system. The model is validated against a detailed finite element model and it conservatively predicts the stresses at failure locations. The calculation time using the model is approximately two orders smaller in comparison to a finite element model computation, which allows the model to be applied for finding governing load components and associated physical phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-313
JournalInternational Shipbuilding Progress
Volume66 (2019)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • beam-foundation model
  • cargo containment system
  • dynamic response
  • LNG
  • reduced order model


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