The core of the report is a survey of all known research work relating to the problems of handling large vessels in shallow water, with an analysis of the present state of knowledge in each of the relevant areas. The survey lists a series of topics on which there is insufficient quantified information for port approach design purposes, as suitable subjects for future research. Volume I is aimed more at the port designer, and identifies and explains the factors affecting the behaviour of vessels in confined waters. Influencing parameters are quantified where known and priority areas for future research are identified. Also included is a reprint of the report which examined the relationship between vessel size and port approach features and dimensions on the Tees. This is included to demonstrate how the research to data can be interpreted and applied in a specific port context. Volume II is aimed mainly at the research worker, and shows in more technical detail an analysis of the results of the survey of the ship behavior studies, and discusses the merits of the methods of research by which the results have been obtained. A brief description is included of each of the 326 references examined during the course of the study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in two Volumes.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1DZ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Ports Council
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM