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Optimizing navigation areas to increasing ship dimensions
Vantorre, M.; Candries, M. (2015). Optimizing navigation areas to increasing ship dimensions, in: 27th World Canals Conference in Ghent 7-10 September 2015: Abstract book. pp. 24
In: (2015). 27th World Canals Conference in Ghent 7-10 September 2015: Abstract book. NautiV/City of Ghent: [s.l.]. , more

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Abstract
    The scale enlargement in the maritime fleet continuously creates challenges when a ship is sailing in confined environments such as ports, waterways and canals. An optimal adaptation of the existing infrastructure to increasing ship dimensions is not always feasible for financial, environmental and other reasons. As a result, ships have to operate more and more often in marginal conditions with respect to the horizontal and vertical boundaries of the navigation areas and to other – either sailing or moored – ships. The paper will contain an overview of major hydrodynamic effects which are of importance for ships sailing in confined environments (such as shallow water effects, ship-bank interaction, ship-to-ship interaction, fluid mud effects), as well as a number of recent examples of studies carried out by the Knowledge Centre “Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water”, which is a co-operation between Flanders Hydraulics Research and the Maritime Technology Division at Ghent University.

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