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Effects of a muddy bottom on the straight-line stability
Delefortrie, G.; Vantorre, M. (2006). Effects of a muddy bottom on the straight-line stability, in: 7th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft 2006: proceedings. IFAC Proceedings Series,
In: (2006). 7th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft 2006: proceedings. IFAC Proceedings Series[s.n.][s.l.], more
In: IFAC Proceedings Series. Elsevier: Oxford. ISSN 1474-6670, more

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Document type: Conference paper

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  • Delefortrie, G., more
  • Vantorre, M., more

Abstract
    In the period 2001-2004 an extensive experimental research program has been carried out which enabled the development of a mathematical model for ships manoeuvring in various muddy bottom conditions. Real-time simulation runs based on this mathematical model resulted into a redefinition of the nautical bottom concept of the harbour of Zeebrugge. This paper introduces a new mathematical ship manoeuvring model taking the characteristics of the mud layer into account. The developments for the hull related forces are discussed and applied to the calculation of the straight-line stability criterion.

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