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Title: Very large floating container terminal and optimal layout of gill cells
Authors: YAO ZIJIAN
Keywords: Genetic Algorithm, VLFS, Gill Cell, Optimal Layout, Detailed Design, Between-rail Gradient
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2007
Source: YAO ZIJIAN (2007-09-03). Very large floating container terminal and optimal layout of gill cells. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the thesis, we conduct research on a very large floating container terminal for use in Singapore waters. A preliminary sizing of the floating container terminal with dimensions 520m x 470m x 10m is proposed. Using a finite element model, static analyses were performed for the floating container terminal under immense live load due to the 7-tier container loading on its central stacking yard. As a consequence of such a central loading, the floating container terminal undergoes a dish-like deformation. The differential deflection between the central portion and the edges and corners of the floating container terminal is relatively large. An innovative and cost effective solution was found in the form of a??gill cellsa?? in order to reduce the differential deflection between the edge areas and the central portion. For maximum effectiveness of gill cells and economic savings, the optimal layout of gill cells is determined by implementing genetic algorithm.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13443
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