to get grain heeling moments
Can GHS calculate heeling moments due to grain shifting?
If the grain holds are constructed such that pockets of voids cannot
develop, then you can heel the vessel in order to determine the heeling
moment which would occur if the surface of the grain were inclined
to that angle. For example,
TC (HOLD*) ULLAGE: ... /VOLUME /NOSURF
shows the TCG of each hold in the heeled condition. Multiplying
the TCG shift by the volume gives the volumetric heeling moment.
If it is a general cargo vessel where the hold is not specially constructed
for grain, you may want to take the voids into account in order to
get lower heeling moments. For this purpose we have a program called
GS (Grain Shift) which handles the voids. It produces a table of volumetric
heeling moments as a function of ullage.
Even with the aid of the GS program the task is formidable. You have
to build your holds using several components in order to model the
spaces between girders where the voids can develop. Information about
the GS program is attached.
After you have developed the volumetric heeling moments for each hold,
you have to multiply them by the grain densities and add them together
to obtain the total heeling moment which you would then use with the
In the case where the voids are not important, you can easily use
GHS to model grain shift. For example,
LOAD (hold1) = x
This is still valid, though it may be too conservative, even when
voids could be present.