AN ANALYSIS OF THE BERWICK BAY BRIDGE PASSAGE
A towboat simulator analysis of the Atchafalaya River at Berwick, La., has been carried out. Autopilot and manned passages were made on the simulator with different tow characteristics, going both upriver and downriver, and with and without bow thruster assistance. Five different power levels were represented by different engine RPM values, and this combined with the two different tow lengths results in ten HP/L ratios for analysis. In addition, a casualty analysis was made of an April 1, 1978 collision between a tow and the bridges over the river.
Hydronautics, Incorporated7210 Pindel School Road
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- Van Dyke, P
- Publication Date: 1980-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 89 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic pilot (Aircraft); Automatic pilot (Ships); Bow thrusters; Casualties; Channels (Waterways); Maneuverability; Maneuvering; Ocean currents; Propulsion; Rivers; Ship simulators; Simulation; Towboat operations; Towboats; Water traffic; Wind
- Old TRIS Terms: Casualty data; Current forces; Narrow channel navigation; River traffic; Tow maneuverability; Towboat propulsion; Wind factors
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00330962
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-68-81 Tech Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM