HYDRODYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN A TUG AND A SHIP

This article describes and discusses various hydrodynamic forces which act on a tugboat while operating in close vicinity of larger ships. The forces were studied in a model tank and the conditions under which the experiments were performed and the test results which were achieved are discussed. Dangerous conditions for a tug which could arise as a result of wave, rudder and tug/ship speed interaction are described. An area of safe approach was also determined by the tests.

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    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    John Adam House, John Adam Street
    London WC2N 6JH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dand, I W
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00097536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM