MANEUVERING SIMULATION OF TWO SHIPS PASSING HEAD TO HEAD IN A CANAL

A series of experiments were run in the 140 foot model basin at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship R and D Center (DTNSRDC) to determine the loads induced on one ship when passed by another ship in a shallow canal. Two 3.84 m LWL ship models were used in the experiments in a 3.05 m wide by .25 m deep canal. Model force and moment loading data and the results from a maneuvering simulation show that two way traffic with large ships in the Gaillard Cut of the Panama Canal may be feasible. The acceleration and deceleration of a ship crossing Miraflores Lake are also discussed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • O'Dea, J
    • Fisher, S
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DTNSRDC/SPD-0881-02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM