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Evaluation of safety of navigation in muddy areas through real-time maneuvering simulation
Delefortrie, G.; Vantorre, M.; Verzhbitskaya, E.; Seynaeve, K. (2007). Evaluation of safety of navigation in muddy areas through real-time maneuvering simulation. J. Waterway Port Coast. Ocean Eng. 133(2): 125-135. dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(2007)133:2(125)
In: Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York, N.Y.. ISSN 0733-950X, more
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Keywords
    Container ships; Fluid mud; Manoeuvrability; Mathematical models; Models; Nautical bottom; Navigation; Simulation; Tests

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  • Delefortrie, G., more
  • Vantorre, M., more
  • Verzhbitskaya, E., more
  • Seynaeve, K., more

Abstract
    A ship maneuvering simulator is a valuable tool for evaluating conditions that may be considered as critical from a nautical point of view. The full mission bridge simulation study described in this paper has been performed to assess the maneuvering behavior of large container vessels in navigation areas with bottoms covered with fluid mud deposits. The input for the simulator consisted of a mathematical model based on results of extensive captive model test series. The presented qualitative and quantitative analysis of the simulation runs provides a solid basis for an advice for a new definition of the nautical bottom in the harbor of Zeebrugge, which fullytakes into account all significant effects on ship controllability.

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