Simplified Analysis Tool for Ship-Ship Collision

Yasuhira Yamada, Preben Terndrup Pedersen

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a simplified ship collision analysis tool in order to rapidly estimate the structural damage and energy absorption of both striking and struck ships as well as prediction of rupture of cargo oil tanks of struck tankers. The present tool calculates external and internal dynamics independently. The 2-dimensional horizontal motions of both ships are taken into account. in the horizontal plane. Structural deformation for both the striking and the struck ship is evaluated independently using rigid-plastic simplified analysis procedure. The dDeveloped tool was applied to the collision scenario thatwhere a VLCC in ballast condition collides perpendicularly with the mid part of another D/H VLCC in fully loaded condition. The results obtained from the present tool are compared with those obtained by large scale FEA, and fairy good agreements are achieved. The applicability, limitation and future enhancement of the present tool are discussed in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of The Seventeenth international OFFSHORE AND POLAR ENGINEERING CONFERENCE : ISOPE - 2007, Lisbon
Number of pages3825
VolumeVolume 4
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)1-880653-68-0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event17th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jul 20076 Jul 2007


Conference17th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference


  • rigid plastic analyses
  • ship collision
  • simplified analysis method
  • bulbous bow

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