STAND-OFF FORCES

The design of offshore pile-supported fixed berth structures in fast currents is influenced by a stand-off force which tends to push moored ships away from the berth. This force is caused by the setting up of a differential head between the berth and open water side of the ship. The paper describes investigations into this phenomenon in connection with the construction of an iron ore terminal in tidal currents reaching six knots.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Foxlow Publications Limited

    19 Harcourt Street
    London W1H 2AX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Khanna, J
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00330553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM