A Study of Anti-Rolling Tank on Floating Vessel Conference Paper uri icon


  • Active anti-rolling tank (ART) is sophisticated equipment on a floating vessel to reduce roll motion for the slender ship-shape vessel. Three-dimensional panel based diffraction and radiation linear potential program employed to obtain hydrodynamic coefficients of floating vessel. For the ship motion, a BEM (Boundary Element Method)-based ship motion program was used and inner sloshing effects were conducted by a particle-based CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) program which is the Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS). By using panel program, the hydrodynamic coefficients were obtained in frequency domain, and then were converted into time domain ship motion simulation program. In this procedure, time memory effect was considered by Volterra series expansion. The ship motion program and sloshing program was coupled dynamically; inner tank received displacement, velocity and acceleration data from ship motion program and use them for inner tank motion, while the ship motion program was waiting external forces due to sloshing impact loads and inertia forces/moments from sloshing simulation program. Thus, two programs run simultaneously and allowed real time coupling effects of inner sloshing on vessel motion. By comparing response amplitude operator (RAO) of the vessel without anti-rolling tank, it was shown both values have good agreement. And then comparing between vessels with and without anti-rolling tank, it is shown that the effects of ART changed and shift RAOs. Furthermore, by changing the location of ART, location effects of ART were also investigated.

name of conference

  • Volume 7: Ocean Engineering

published proceedings

  • Volume 7: Ocean Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, K. S., Lee, B. H., Kim, M., Park, J., & Choi, H. S.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Kyung Sung||Lee, Byung Hyuk||Kim, Moo-Hyun||Park, Jong-Chun||Choi, Han Suk

publication date

  • June 2016