This paper starts by noting that advanced techniques for predicting ship behavior at berthing facilities must include several hydrodynamic and mechanical aspects that are influenced by local structures. It goes on to enumerate these features concerning berthing that relate to berth structures and to discuss three existing methods for calculating berthing impact. Certain questions are then raised regarding the applicability of available mathematical models. The paper concludes with a discussion of the simplified assumptions involved in current analytical methods and with a strong recommendation that model tests continue to be carried out to complement theoretical techniques and improve the assessment of matrix hydrodynamic coefficients for real hull shapes and local conditions.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM