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This calculator addresses this by providing a methodology and data to assist in estimating the forces acting on an anchored vessel in varying environmental conditions. Scope The forces acting on a ship when at anchor are primarily comprised of wind, current and wave drift loads. Wind loading data is presented for oil tankers and LNG carriers prismatic and spherical containment systems and is valid for vessels of 16, dwt and above.

Loads due to current are presented for oil tankers and are based on model test data for , dwt and above. The data is considered applicable for smaller vessel sizes down to 16, dwt. Wave drift forces are presented for oil tankers from 20, dwt to , dwt and for LNG vessels of ,, , and , m3, irrespective of containment system type. Key Assumptions The process described in this paper is a simplified approach to estimating the forces acting on an anchored vessel and is designed to be achievable through the application of relatively straightforward calculations.

As a result, a number of assumptions have been made which are briefly described, as follows: The vessel is an oil tanker or an LNG carrier spherical or prismatic with accommodation aft Environmental forces acting on the vessel comprise: wind current waves mean wave drift force.

The data presented refers to the static condition. It should be noted that dynamic effects e. The environmental forces are considered as individual components that are summed to provide a total force. Interaction effects between the forces are not considered. The vessel is lying to a single anchor. The anchored vessel is in a steady position, having swung at anchor in the direction of the dominant environmental force or has reached an equilibrium position.

The vessel lies at anchor such that the lead of the anchor chain is parallel to the centreline of the vessel. As a result, only the longitudinal components of the wind, waves and current forces need be considered. Wave drift forces have been estimated using a Pierson-Moskowitz sea spectrum. The catenary effect of the anchor chain is not considered Environmental Forces Calculations consider the environmental forces acting on an anchored vessel from wind, current and waves.

For wind and current loads, data is presented in the form of non-dimensional coefficient curves. For wave drift forces, three dimensional surface plots are presented.

Note: where data is available for a specific ship, this should be used in preference to the general data presented here. No increase in the measured data has been made to the current drag coefficients. As it is assumed the vessel lies at a single anchor and will swing to an equilibrium position as a result of the combined action of wind, current and waves, it is considered necessary only to calculate the longitudinal force components when assessing the force acting on the anchored vessel.

Through the application of several equations, the magnitude of the total environmental force may be calculated. This value can then be compared to the anchor holding power to provide guidance as to whether the anchor is likely to drag.

The wind force prediction is based on wind tunnel model tests using four models representing tankers of , , and kdwt, and involves the use of non-dimensional coefficients which were transferred into curves relating the wind angle to coefficient magnitude.

Knowledge of the wind speed, direction and cross sectional area of the vessel allows a force to be estimated. Recent model test data on more modern tanker forms confirms that the same coefficients are, in most cases, sufficiently accurate when applied to smaller ships and that they therefore may be used for a range of oil tankers down to approximately 16, dwt. Zero trim was assumed in all cases and two cargo containment types were considered spherical and prismatic-type tanks.

The coefficients are only valid for vessels with superstructures at the stern. Changes in freeboard have the most significant impact on the wind coefficient. Separate curves have therefore been developed for the fully loaded and ballasted conditions. Variations in bow configuration also produce a substantial difference in the longitudinal force coefficient for a ballasted tanker.

The wind drag coefficients assume zero trim in the fully loaded condition and, for tankers, 0. The presence of spherical tanks on gas carriers has the most significant impact on the wind drag coefficient. The deviations in the coefficients result from the differences in the relative force contribution and distribution due to the configuration of the spherical tanks. Therefore, separate curves for prismatic and spherical tanks have been developed where the deviations are significant.

Underkeel clearance has the greatest influence on the current drag coefficient. This is primarily due to the blockage effect of the hull that causes a proportionally larger volume of water to pass around rather than under the hull as the under keel clearance decreases.

The magnitude of the current forces is also influenced by the bow form in a similar manner to the wind. For a cylindrical bow with a bulb, it is recommended to use the data for the cylindrical bow without a bulb. For the conventional bow shape without bulb, the larger coefficient with or without bulb should be used.

The trim is assumed to be zero for all the current drag data and the effects of trim on current coefficients have not been investigated. Wave drift force data is based on analysis performed by Tension Technology International Ltd. TTI for a range of ship types in varying sea states. A Pierson-Moscowitz sea spectrum was used in the analysis, which represents a fully developed sea. All vessels were considered in the loaded condition. There is generally good agreement between the wave heights estimated by an observer and the actual significant wave height.

Wave Heading Head sea conditions result in only longitudinal wave drift forces acting on the vessel. However, as the wave heading shifts, transverse forces begin to dominate and the total drift force acting on the vessel increases markedly.

As an example, a VLCC in a 4m sea with a wave angle of incidence of 40 degrees to the bow would have a total resultant force acting on the hull of 74 tonnes, consisting of 35 tonnes of longitudinal force and 66 tonnes of transverse force.

In such cases the vessel would swing at anchor as a result of the transverse force component until equilibrium is reached. In certain cases, a vessel may yaw while at anchor. This may result in transverse forces being imposed on the vessel which may be transferred into the anchor chain cable.

Generally, a 40 degree yaw angle can increase the total force acting on the chain by approximately a factor of 3. It should be noted that the surface plots represent the longitudinal force acting on the vessel due to the specified wave conditions. For an anchored vessel which is in a steady state i.

Transverse forces are markedly higher than the longitudinal forces for a given sea state, with the resultant total force that may be imposed on the anchor chain being of the order of times higher than that presented in the surface plots.

In such conditions, the value obtained from the surface plot should be multiplied by 2 and 3, for 20 and 40 degrees yaw angles, respectively. Significant yawing will lead to high forces acting on the cable, although some may be damped by the catenary in the chain cable. Anchor Holding Power Anchor holding power is influenced by the nature of the seabed and the fluke area. However, it is convenient to estimate the holding power of the anchor as a function of anchor weight.



We have a very close contacts with Qatar; Qatargas and RasGas sit on our technical general purposes committee and Nakilat sits on our board of directors. They have played a major role in the society over the last 20 years. SIGTTO is also aware that safety is something that needs constant vigilance, transparency and sharing of knowledge to assess and manage risk. Clifton said as the industry expands, there is concern about a skills shortage. We have LNG vessels in operation now and on order.





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