LEAST-ENERGY OPERATION OF RIVER SHIPPING

This investigation covers the line-haul phase of river shipping. Methods have been derived for determining the best speeds at which to operate river shipping equipment in order to minimize fuel consumption per mile, (or per barge-mile, or per ton-mile), or to minimize line-haul cost per mile, etc. These best speeds depend on equipment propulsive performance and costs, whether bound upstream or downstream, swiftness of current, and depth of water. This methodology will prescribe a best speed for each reach of a river, given the equipment used, its fuel rates and costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the meeting of the Chesapeake Section of SNAME, September 20, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Marbury, F
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM