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Prediction of load on mooring ropes of a container ship due to the forces induced by a passing bulk carrier

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  • Bulk Carriers
  • Forces
  • Loads (Forces)
  • Mooring Ships
  • Prediction
  • Ship Motion


The hydrodynamic surge and sway forces and yaw moment on a moored ship induced by a another ship moving near and parallel to it are estimated. The results are compared with the values obtained by experiments carried out in the Towing tank for manoeuvres in shallow water (co-operation Flanders Hydraulics - Ghent University) in Antwerp. Subsequently, equations of motion of the moored ship are solved to determine the loads on the mooring ropes. The effect of underwater form of the ships on the forces is also discussed.

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