RELATIONSHIP OF SHIP SIZE TO TRANSIT PERFORMANCE IN A CHANNEL SECTION CONTAINING CROSS CURRENT
Special environmental conditions occur in many restricted waterways which provide a challenge to transiting navigators. One condition found in some harbors is a waterway section where a significant current enters from the side at an angle to the transit path and gradually realigns its direction to coincide with the transit path. A recent study conducted at CAORF provides an insight into the difficulties of maneuvering through this current condition and the effect of ship size and the degree of difficulty. Results and observations from the study are presented. The process followed in conducting the study described in the paper suggests the general methodology for studying special environmental conditions in specific waterways.
- Proceedings from the Fourth Annual CAORF Symposium, Ship Operations Research for the Maritime Industry...Looking to the '80s, held September 29-30, 1980.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY USA 11024
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Atkins, D
- Gaffney, M
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Maneuvering; Mathematical models; Ocean currents; Ship pilotage; Ship simulators; Ships; Ships by size; Simulation; Tracking systems; Waterways
- Old TRIS Terms: Current forces; Currents; Restricted water operation; Ship tracking; Simulated waterways
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00323338
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM