THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF MOORED VESSELS INSIDE A HARBOUR CONFIGURATION

This paper describes a computational procedure developed by Delft Hydraulics Laboratory for comparing alternative harbor layouts to determine their effects upon such factors as ship motions, mooring line forces and fender loads due to wind, wave and current action. The numerical program, called BAS, can provide a more timesaving and cost-effective way of obtaining information on harbor performance than detailed hydraulic model studies. Use of the model and experimental verification both indicate that harbor response to long-wave excitation should be accounted for in determining wave loads on moored vessels and vessel motion response.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10p.

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  • Accession Number: 00657829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM