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Review of practical aspects of shallow water and bank effects


Duarte, HO and Droguett, EL and Martins, MR and Lutzhoft, M and Pereira, PS and Lloyd, J, Review of practical aspects of shallow water and bank effects, International Journal of Maritime Engineering (Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects: Part A), 158, (A3) pp. 177-186. ISSN 1479-8751 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3940/rina.ijme.2016.a3.362


The shipís behaviour and manoeuverability change as depth of water decreases and/or when the ship is near a bank or shoal. This paper conducts a review on shallow water effects (SWE) and bank effects (BE). It summarizes the varying opinions from both experienced mariners and hydrodynamicists about SWE on factors such as resistance, trim, steering, manoeuverability and stopping, as well as BE on elements such as bank suction and cushion and it is shown that there is not a common sense in the bibliography. This is strange because the successful navigation of a ship along the channel to the dock is an identifiable task whose outcome is the same in all cases. Yet surprisingly it is a subject upon which there are different opinions documented. This review refreshes marinerís memory and raises controversial topics that need clarification for the benefit of mariners, simulator modellers and the maritime industry they work.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ship design
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Design
Research Field:Interaction and experience design
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water safety
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
UTAS Author:Lloyd, J (CAPT John Lloyd)
ID Code:111407
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2016-09-12
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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