Accession Number : ADP005499

Title :   MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF SHIP OPERATIONS IN RELATION TO THE DESIGN OF LARGE HARBOURS,

Corporate Author : MARITIEM RESEARCH INST NEDERLAND WAGENINGEN

Personal Author(s) : TAN,S. G. ; Pinkster,J. A.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Many activities take place inside and in the neighborhood of large harbours: movements of ships entering the harbour, maneuvering in the harbour, lying moored, and leaving the harbour. These activities are carried out under varying circumstances with respect to the location, the environmental conditions, types of ships, and traffic densities. These circumstances all influence such factors as the required widths and depths of entrance channels, and positions and layout of berths inside the harbour, which in turn exert their influence on the aforesaid activities. The problems associated with specific activities are identified herein and separated for further studies. With respect to large harbours and their entrances, interest is focussed on such aspects as: a. Width of the entrance channel. b. Depth of the channel. c. Behaviour of vessels sailing in the entrance channels and maneuvering in the harbour. d. Forces on jetties and quayside during berthing. e. Forces in mooring lines and vessel motions while the vessel is moored.

Descriptors :   *DREDGING, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MOORING

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE