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Calculation of forces on moored ships due to passing ships
Van der Molen, W.; Moes, J.; Swiegers, P.B.; Vantorre, M. (2011). Calculation of forces on moored ships due to passing ships, in: Pettersen, B. et al. (Ed.) 2nd International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water: Ship to Ship Interaction, May 18 - 20, 2011, Trondheim, Norway. pp. 369-374
In: Pettersen, B. et al. (Ed.) (2011). 2nd International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water: Ship to Ship Interaction, May 18 - 20, 2011, Trondheim, Norway. Flanders Hydraulics Research/Ghent University/Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute/Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)/The Royal Institute of Naval Architects: London. ISBN 978-1-905040-83-4. X, 422 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Calculation; Forces; Mooring vessels; Passing

Authors  Top 
  • Van der Molen, W.
  • Moes, J.
  • Swiegers, P.B.
  • Vantorre, M., more

Abstract
    Ships moored along channels in ports experience forces due to ships passing in the channel, which can lead to breaking of mooring lines or excessive ship motions. A numerical model to predict these passing ship effects is described in this paper. The model, which is based on boundary-integral equations, is validated against model tests for a container ship passing a bulk carrier. The results focus on the effect of quay and channel walls on the forces on the moored ship, and on the non-linear effects of the forces at high (but subcritical) passing speeds.

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