SHIP BEHAVIOUR IN PORTS AND THEIR APPROACHES. PART 5: THE DETERMIN- ATION OF CHANNEL WIDTH REQUIREMENTS ALLOWING FOR INTERACTIVE FORCES

This is a report on part of a research programme, on ship behaviour in ports and their approaches, undertaken primarily by the National Maritime Institute, and is concerned with the determination of the channel width for a given vessel, taking into account its basic ship-handling and control requirements and the lateral forces caused by interaction when it passes close to a channel bank and when passing another vessel. This part of the research has made it possible, within limitations, to define the channel width requirements for both "one way" and "two way" traffic within the confined and shallow waters typical of a port approach. The relevant experimental work at the NMI, with scale models of various ship types from a fine-lined container-ship to a full-bodied tanker, under a wide range of conditions, is briefly described, the results are discussed, and a simple method of their application <applicable to all ships other than those of very fine underwater form>, together with two worked examples, is explained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Dept. of Transport Report <Mar. 1982> (19 pp., 9 tab.)
  • Publication Date: 1982-3

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM