Simulating moored and passing ship interaction for harbour and navigation channel design

Spencer, J.M.A. and McBride, M. and Shennan, D. (2008) Simulating moored and passing ship interaction for harbour and navigation channel design. In: ICCE 2008 (31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering), 31 Aug - 5 Sept 2008, Hamburg, Germany.

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Disturbance of moored ships by passing vessels can be a significant problem, particularly in confined waterways and at berths sensitive to movement, such as container berths and those handling inflammable liquids. This paper reviews the physical processes involved in generating the motion, and mathematical modelling methods used in its simulation. The application of those computational models in a study of ship-generated disturbance at a container berth is then described. The results of the study were circulated amongst the marine pilots at the port which provided them with information on safe passing ship speeds for particular separation distances from moored vessels. This has reduced the number of incidents of passing ship induced problems, and as a consequence has improved cargo handling efficiency at the port.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Maritime > Ship navigation and mooring
Maritime > General
Divisions: Maritime
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:48
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 11:03

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