Quasi-Static Response of a 19,000 TEU Class Ultra Large Container Ship with a Novel Mobile Deckhouse for Maximizing Cargo Capacity

Hong-Il Im, Nikola Vladimir, Šime Malenica, Dae-Seung Cho
2017 Transactions of FAMENA  
Modern sea transportation is characterized by ever larger container ships, which require direct calculation procedures and numerical tools to achieve their reliable structural design. There are different attempts to increase the ship loading capacity, as for instance a container ship with a novel mobile deckhouse enabling her to carry additional number of containers, and at the same time changing basic structural properties of the ship. This paper is related to structural design evaluation of a
more » ... 19,000 TEU ultra large container ship with novel mobile deckhouse for maximizing cargo capacity, particularly relying on quasi-static approach. The ship structural design is evaluated both for fatigue and extreme loads, where conventional container ship of same particulars is used as a reference. Independent analyses of new and conventional design indicate that conventional container ship shows somewhat better performance from viewpoint of fatigue, while global extreme loading is at the same level.
doi:10.21278/tof.41304 fatcat:nzrhnic5b5fh7c2dyx45u7vvdm