Title: Structural safety assessment for 100-seater totally enclosed lifeboat

Authors: Joo-Hyoung Choi; Shin-Hyeong Choi

Addresses: Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute, 1125-22 Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan, 606-806, South Korea ' Department of Control and Instrumentation Engineering, Kangwon National University, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do, 245-711, South Korea

Abstract: The 100-seater totally enclosed lifeboat is an essential safety equipment to escape in offshore structure. Therefore, structured safety assessment for lifeboat must be made essentially to operate normally in case of emergency. In this paper, the structural strength analysis is performed for a variety of conditions when the 100-seater totally enclosed lifeboat is installed on the hook of davits. The 100-seater totally enclosed lifeboat study has been performed using the software ANSYS ver. 13.0, FE analysis programme. By using the software ANSYS programme in the shipbuilding industry, it will contribute to technology development and productivity of the 100-seater totally enclosed lifeboat. Also through the simulation and analysis code, it will contribute greatly to the development of IT.

Keywords: offshore structures; structural safety; totally enclosed lifeboats; davits; hooks; safety assessment; systems modelling; simulation; structural strength; lifeboat safety; lifeboat structure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESMS.2014.058425

International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2014 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.62 - 68

Received: 10 Jun 2013
Accepted: 19 Sep 2013

Published online: 23 Dec 2013 *

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