The Impact Energy of a Moored Tanker Under the Action of Regular Waves

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Yu-Cheng Li

Ocean Engineering Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex. 77843

J. Energy Resour. Technol 104(3), 235-240 (Sep 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230409 History: Revised December 31, 1981; Received May 31, 1982; Online October 22, 2009


The influence that factors such as mooring line conditions, fender arrangements, dolphin arrangements, degree of ship loading, waves of long period, wave direction, and wind on the impact energy of a moored tanker were studied. Based on systematic test data, a semi-empirical formula was developed to calculate the impact energy of the moored ship on the berthing facilities under the action of regular waves. It was shown by experiment that this method is suitable for calculating the impact energy of moored ships of capacities as great as 200 × 103 t.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
Topics: Waves , Mooring , Tankers , Ships , Wind
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