Indonesia is the main country supplying coal in the Asia-Pacific region, and in order to secure a stable supply of coal to neighboring countries, efficient coal transportation is required. East Kalimantan Island in Indonesia is the main coal-producing area, but the sea around the island is very shallow and bulk carriers for transporting coal cannot approach the coast. And then, Large-scale Floating Transposition Station for Loading Coal (hereafter LFTS) was proposed, which will be used as a transposition station between small coal barge coming down the river and bulk carriers that stays offshore. LFTS has a two-dimensional extent, and because the bulkheads for separating coal according to quality are installed on the floating body, the rigidity is partially different, and the draft also changes greatly according to the coal loading condition. In this way, LFTS has different characteristics from Mega-Float, which was built in Japan in the late 1990s with the aim of realizing a floating airport, so it is important to clarify its structural characteristics. In order to grasp the stress distribution acting on the structural member in consideration of the influence of the interaction between the overall deformation and the local deformation of LFTS, an analysis in which the entire structure is modeled in detail is desired. However, because members such as the internal bulkheads are arranged in a complicated manner in LFTS, a model in which the entire structure is modeled in detail requires enormous calculation costs in both capacity and time, it is difficult to perform the analysis. In existing research, various models have been studied, but there remains a problem in setting boundary conditions that reproduce the interaction between global and local deformations. And then, in this paper, a new modeling method of LFTS that can be analyzed efficiently was proposed. And the occurrence of stress concentration in the structural members of the LFTS was identified by systematically changing the external force conditions such as the coal loading condition and wave load assumed during the operation of the LFTS, and performing LFTS oscillation analysis and stress deformation analysis. Furthermore, the occurrence of plastic strain due to large deformation was investigated. The stiffening method that efficiently suppresses the occurrence of plastic strain was studied for the locations where the plastic strain was identified by the above analysis. These results demonstrate the importance of modeling large floating structures with complex structures.

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