Re:Tanks in a cylinder

Re:Tanks in a cylinder

#34090
Marven
Keymaster

Hi Jenske,

The process is as follows:

  1. Model the cylinder in the hull modeler, make sure it’s fully closed (no leak points!). You can choose to model only half the cylinder at the centerplane, or the complete cylinder if it’s off the centerplane. Make sure that you switch the layer symmetry OFF if you choose to model the complete cylinder otherwise it will be mirrored automatically.
  2. Export the cylinder as an external tank by using the “File” => “Export” => “External tank” command from the main menu.
  3. Open the tank editor.The 4th button from the left saying “Edit externally defined tanks” opens a window with externally defined tanks.
  4. Once the windows shows up your list with tanks will be empty. Press the insert key on your keyboard to add a new empty row.
  5. Press the small button in the 3rd column to browse for the file with the external tank and open it. The geometry is imported and the properties of the tank will be shown in the list. Check if these are correct.
  6. Now the tank is added to the list you can use it at multiple locations without having to redefine the geometry. Close the window.
  7. Add a new tank in the tank editor the usual way and select the first compartment.
  8. In the area showing the compartment properties there’s a drop down box where you can choose the geometry to be used. Usually it says “Hull”. In this case select the tank you have just imported so it will be used instead of the hull geometry.
  9. Finally you can trim the compartment to size just as any other compartment. By setting all values to “shell” the complete and untrimmed tank will be used.