ON THE PREDICTION OF FENDER FORCES AT BERTHING STRUCTURES, PART 1: CALCULATION METHOD(S)

Ships have grown larger. As a result, berthing facilities have either to be newly constructed or adapted to the larger ships. Feeling that good design criteria were lacking, the author undertook a study of berthing forces. In this first part of a two-part paper on the subject, he begins by reviewing previous studies in the field. He continues with his own research, whose objective is the formulation of a mathematical model that is accurate enough to describe the behavior of a ship berthing to a fendered open jetty- type facility or fendered closed structure, and to determine the theoretical response of the fenders. A system approach that assumes the combination of ship and fluid to be linear is followed. The model also allows for the incorporation of external forces upon the ship, such as those exerted by wind waves, current, tugs and mooring lines. The main concern is with the determination of the impulse response function.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Fontijn, H L
  • Conference:
    • NATO Advanced Study Institute on Advances in Berthing and Mooring of Ships and Offshore Structures
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM