USE OF HYDRAULIC CUSHIONING IN THE DOCKING OF SUPER TANKERS

The docking of super tankers at unprotected offshore loading facilities can present major problems of energy dissipation during impact. Hydraulic fender units offer several distinct advantages over conventional resilient fender units, namely: nearly complete dissipation of energy as opposed to energy storage, more efficient dissipation of this energy resulting in less fender travel or lower force levels, velocity sensitive force control, and more positive control by tugboats because of the lack of rebound. Actual impact and computer studies have validated the advantages of hydraulic fendering.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Powell, R G
    • Carle, R G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 769-776
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1702 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 1973 12:00AM