Experimental Study of Impact Behaviors of the Membrane for LNG Storage Tank

LNG 저장탱크용 멤브레인의 충격거동에 관한 실험적 연구

  • 김영규 (한국가스안전공사 기술연구처 제품연구부) ;
  • 김청균 (홍익대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 1995.12.30


This paper analyzes the behaviors of the membrane under drop impact loadings using the acoustic emission technique. The analysis is useful for evaluating the strength of the membrane as well as for studying its damping characterisics due to the corrugation and the ring knot. The membrane for LNG storage tank is basically composed linear and circular elements. Two membrane specimens have approximately same drop impact mass and same drop speed. Locan 320 system with piezoelectric sensor is used in the experimental measurement. Experimental results for the membranes indicated that AE siganls having higher energies were generated with increasing drop impact loadings. It was confirmed that the ring knot. membrane has high absorption of drop impact loadings in comparison with the flat membrane. These results are very important to reliable design and to improve the safey of the membrane components.