Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 334–343 | Cite as

Effect of corrosion on the ship hull of a double hull very large crude oil carrier

  • Tuyen Vu VanEmail author
  • Ping Yang (杨平)


This study aims to examine and analyze the effect of corrosion wastage on the ship hull of a double hull very large crude oil carrier. To calculate the ultimate bending moment capacity, along with the neutral axis position at the limit state, section modulus, and moment of inertia, the incremental-iterative method is employed. This paper also considered the residual strength checking criteria of ship hull and the ultimate stress behaviors of the representative structural elements. Then, Paik’s probabilistic corrosion, which employs two levels of corrosion rate and three different assumptions of coating life time, is applied to assess the corrosion effects. The calculation results obtained through relevant analyses are also presented.


ultimate strength corrosion wastage structure hull girder thickness degradation 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of TransportationWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of High Performance Ship TechnologyWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina

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