There are several different methodologies which can be used separately or in conjunction with others to evaluate various design/operating options with respect to safety and efficiency. These methodologies range from the historical examination of similar ports, the use of recently developed simulation techniques to predict ships' and pilots' capabilities to navigate the desired course, to the use of scale models and full scale tests. The advantages and disadvantages of each methodology are presented and a discussion of how the proper selection and sequencing of the available methodologies will contribute to a complete and effective evaluation is included. As one example of port design and evaluation, studies associated with the Port of Valdez are discussed.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 568-583

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  • Accession Number: 00323443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM