The article describes model and full-scale investigations of the nature of the sea bed in the approaches to Europort and the effect of distrubed mud on the behaviour or large ships, particularly those with low keel clearances. The results of full-scale manoeuvring tests carried out by the VLCC Lepton, keel clearance 1.60 m, are compared with a number of other ships of varying keel clearance and draught and also with the results of model testing. Certain conclusions are made concerning the effect of suspended mud particles on the resistance, squat and trim as well as on rudder and propeller efficiency. The practical implications of the work for the design of inland waterways are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association des Diplomes de Polytechniques

    Ecole Polytechnique, P.O. Box 6079, Station A
    Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Bochove, G V
    • Nederlof, L
  • Publication Date: 1979-7-26


  • Dutch

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  • Pagination: p. 525
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM