TANKER MANEUVERING IN SHALLOW WATER AND STEADY CURRENTS

Effects on maneuvering due to shallow water and steady currents are incorporated in a system of nonlinear differential equations which describe vessel motion as a function of the forces and moments acting on the vessel. Motions of a 200,000 D.W.T. class tanker are studied under operating conditions typical of waters surrounding offshore buoy sites. Limitations on tanker maneuvers due to steady currents are identified. Estimates of measurement accuracy for a current meter sytem to assist tanker maneuvering are developed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Czlapinski, R E
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00080035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Degree
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM