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ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




Associate Editor
Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
3, John Paul II Avenue
81-345 Gdynia, POLAND
Simulation in Reduced Scale Hydraulic Models of the Mooring System of Ships Docked Under the Effect of the Passage of Other Vessels (Passing Ship)
ABSTRACT: Vessels moored at port terminals may be subject to excessive strain on mooring lines, induced by other ships passing in their vicinity. This phenomenon is called hydrodynamic interaction, and well known in the international literature as Passing Ship. It occurs due to the displacement of the mass of water between the two vessels, which, consequently, induces hydrodynamic stresses on the two ships. Within this context, scale models are a powerful tool for hydrodynamics studies, being able of reproduce the complex water flow phenomena that take place around passing and moored ship. This paper presents a scale model technique to study the Passing Ship phenomenon and its application on a case study developed for the Santos Port. The study was based on the analysis of the results of simulations performed on a 1:170 scale model to compare the effect of various navigations conditions on the mooring lines of a docked ship.
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Citation note:
Esferra R., de Melo Bernardino J.C., de Oliveira Bezerra R., Pion L.M.: Simulation in Reduced Scale Hydraulic Models of the Mooring System of Ships Docked Under the Effect of the Passage of Other Vessels (Passing Ship). TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 4, doi:10.12716/1001.15.04.17, pp. 845-852, 2021
Authors in other databases:
José Carlos de Melo Bernardino: ORCID iD Scopus icon57192942491 Scholar iconb56eZmgAAAAJ
Roberto de Oliveira Bezerra: ORCID iD Scopus icon57209581885
Lucas Martins Pion: Scopus icon57209576065 Scholar icongLY45CgAAAAJ

Other publications of authors:

J.C. de Melo Bernardino, L.M. Pion, R. Esferra, R. de Oliveira Bezerra

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