With the objective of finding safer and more suitable quayside mooring line and fender to secure harbour berthed ships during heavy weather including typhoons, the authors carried out a series of tank experiments with 1:50 scale models. The vessel under consideration was a 5,000 G.T. cargo ship (Lpp=115m), moored to a given quay by eight ideal mooring arrangements. Time histories of the mooring line tensions, fender impact forces and movements, produces by oblique, head, and beam waves, were recorded for a ship having six degrees of freedom and subject to regular wave action. A second series of model experiments was carried out for a dolphin ship mooring. This was done to check the validity of a theoretical computation using a linearized numerical mooring system model that was developed by the Japan Ship Research Association. The information obtained from these experiments will assist the operators of ships and marine terminals.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in 30th Anniversary Commemorative Research Study Compilation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Japan Institute of Navigation

    Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine, 2-1-6 Etchujima, Koto-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan  135-8533
  • Authors:
    • Handa, K
    • Matsuki, S
    • Inoue, K
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Accession Number: 00193551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Institute of Navigation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM