AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM ON MOORING FORCES OF LARGE VESSELS BERTHED AT OFFSHORE TERMINALS
There is an increasing need by regulatory bodies as well as the shipping industry for accurate means of determining the dynamics of large vessels berthed at terminals subjected to varying sets of physical and environmental conditions. Recognizing this need, a comprehensive study program was initiated within the Hydraulics Research Centre of the Canadian Coast Guard. On a scale model duplicating conditions at the offshore terminal at Come-by-Chance, Newfoundland, VLCC models were used to study the dynamics of mooring-line forces generated as a result of combinations of operational and environmental factors. With the view of generalizing the scope of the studies, the program included parameters which would be beyond those expected at the site of Come-by-Chance. The initial program is now completed; however on the basis of findings from the study, some additional testing is expected.
- Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC 77), Newfoundland Memorial University, Canada, September 26-30, 1977.
POAC Conference 77,
- Eryuzlu, N E
- Boivin, R
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Dynamic loads; Mooring; Moorings; Offshore terminals; Petroleum; Petroleum terminals; Ship motion; Simulation; Waves
- Old TRIS Terms: Model testing; Wave effects
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00167699
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM