Contribution de l'analyse structurelle à la conception d'une usine GNL.

Contribution of structural analysis to LNG plant design.

Auteurs : SATO T.


Examples of finite element analysis applied to pressure vessels under cyclic operation, piping systems subjected to transient thermal conditions, support components of rotating machinery operating at low temperatures and the LNG storage tanks subjected to extreme loading were presented. These examples show that finite element analysis has contributed to achieving optimal designs and operational safety of LNG plants. Progress in numerical analysis and computer technology will expand the applicability of finite element analysis in LNG plants. Especially, numerical simulations of potential accidents, such as explosion, blast loading and several kinds of impact loading, will ensure the safety of LNG plants. Further research into, and development of, complicated nonlinear dynamic analysis methods is expected in the near future.


  • Titre original : Contribution of structural analysis to LNG plant design.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2007-1867
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : LNG 14. Proceedings of the 14th international conference and exhibition of liquefied natural gas [CD-ROM].
  • Date d'édition : 21/03/2004


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