ADDED MASSES OF LARGE TANKERS BERTHING TO DOLPHINS

Taizo Hayashi, Masujiro Shirai

Abstract


The added masses of large tankers berthing to dolphins are studied both theoretically and experimentally. The movements of large vessels in shallow water in the directions normal to their planes of symmetry cause counterflows of appreciable velocities under the hulls. The inertia of these counter-flows is shown to have an important effect on the added masses of the vessels. A theoretical formula is derived to determine the mass factor of an ocean vessel in shallow water as a function of the ratio Draught/Water- depth, the Froude number of the vessel and the coefficient of head loss of the counter-flow under the hull. Experiment is made to determine the mass factor. Comparison:, between the theory and the experiment shows a good agreement.

Keywords


added mass; tanker; berthing; dolphins

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