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Systematic model tests on ship-bank interaction effects
Lataire, E.; Vantorre, M.; Eloot, K. (2009). Systematic model tests on ship-bank interaction effects, in: Eloot, K. et al. (Ed.) International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water: Bank Effects. pp. 9-22
In: Eloot, K.; Vantorre, M. (Ed.) (2009). International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water: Bank Effects. Flanders Hydraulics Research/Ghent University/The Royal Institution of Naval Architects: London. ISBN 978-1-905040-46-9. IX, 152 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Model tests; Ships
Author keywords
    Ship-bank interactions; Schip-oeverinteracties

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Abstract
    During the last decade ship sizes have been increasing but the fairways these ships are sailing are seldom expanded at the same rate. As a result the restricted dimensions of these fairways increasingly influence the vessel’s hydrodynamics.
    The vicinity of banks induces forces and moments so a ship’s bow will be pushed away from the closest bank, resistance and sinkage will change and a lateral force will act on her. All these hydrodynamic phenomena, so-called bank effects, adversely modify the ship’s manoeuvring behaviour. At the Towing Tank for Manoeuvres in Shallow Water (cooperation Flanders Hydraulics Research - Ghent University, Belgium) an elaborated test program on bank effects has been carried out. In the presented paper a limited selection of measured model test data will be made available for validation of mathematical models, numerical calculations or CFD. Based upon the entire test program a mathematical model for predicting bank effects will be proposed and some applications of this mathematical model shown.

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