Design Loads for Sloshing in TLP Pontoons Tanks

by Stephen W. Balint, Shell Oil Co, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Oceans V


Impact of fluid inside the Auger TLP ballast tanks on tank walls was investigated and changes made to the structural design in an accelerated fashion through the use of model testing. The approach reduced the structural requirements compared to those suggested in the literature for smooth-sided tanks, while causing minimal impact to the fabrication schedule.

Subject Headings: Structural design | Impact loads | Load tests | Fluid dynamics | Walls | Mathematical models | Railroad ballast | Structural models

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