RESPONSE OF MOORED VESSELS IN BTJFFINGTON HARBOUR

E.P.D. Mansard, T. Faure, K. MacIntosh

Abstract


In a temporary facility built within Buffington Harbour, it was proposed to operate two floating vessels as casinos. An extensive program of physical and numerical model investigations was undertaken to design a harbour and mooring layout that would ensure effective operation with minimal downtime for casino operations. Through a sophisticated model testing program, the motions of the floating vessels were established for different sea states. These motions were then used as inputs to a ship simulator where client representatives participated in the full scale simulations in order to select the sea states that would cause discomfort to clients.

Keywords


moored vessel; harbor; Buffington Harbor

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