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Assessing the risk of ship hull collapse due to collision

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This study proposes a method for assessing the risk of ship hull collapse following a collision. A probabilistic approach is applied to establish the relationship between the exceedance probability of collision and the residual ultimate longitudinal strength index. A set of credible collision scenarios which represent the entire range of possible collision accidents is selected using a sampling technique based on probability density distributions of influencing parameters. The amount and location of collision damage for selected individual collision scenarios are characterised using the LS-DYNA nonlinear finite element method. The ultimate hull girder strength of a ship with predefined collision damage is then calculated using the ALPS/HULL intelligent supersize finite element method. To demonstrate the applicability of the proposed method, applied examples are given, involving collisions with a hypothetical Suezmax …

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Author(s): Youssef SAM, Faisal M, Seo JK, Kim BJ, Ha YC, Kim DK, Paik JK, Cheng F, Kim MS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Ships and Offshore Structures

Year: 2016

Volume: 11

Issue: 4

Pages: 335-350

Online publication date: 07/01/2015

Acceptance date: 26/11/2014

ISSN (print): 1744-5302

ISSN (electronic): 1754-212X

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2014.993110


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