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Afdeling Maritieme Techniek Universiteit Gent
Shallow Water

2nd MASHCON : Ship to Ship Interaction

  18 - 20 May, 2011, Trondheim, Norway

Conference Programme with hyperlinks to presentations


The Second Conference on ship manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water has come to an end. The conference was well attended by more than 90 participants from 21 different countries.

The conference offered the possibility to discuss the latest developments in research and practice related to the behaviour of ships in close vicinity of each other. Presentations were given on several topics:

  • Lightering (oil, gas, ore, other)
  • Replenishment
  • Moored and passing vessels
  • Overtaking and meeting in channels and canals
  • Ship - tug interaction
  • Squat
  • Shallow and confined water effects

The presentations covered experiences from different points of view:

  • Practical aspects of manoeuvres and operations dominated by ship-to-ship interaction
  • Simulation models for training and research
  • Field observations
  • Experimental results
  • Numerical calculations, including CFD

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Proceedings and presentations

The conference proceedings can be purchased through R.I.N.A. publications. Authors and participants of the conference can download presentations by clicking on the hyperlinks in the Conference Programme .

Benchmark tests

With respect to simulation models and numerical calculation methods for determining forces and moments due to ship-to-ship interaction, several papers focused on comparisons between the output of numerical models and benchmark model test data obtained at Flanders Hydraulics Research in the frame of the project "KMB Investigating hydrodynamic aspect and control systems for ship-to-ship operations", co-ordinated by MARINTEK and financially supported by the Research Council of Norway. A selection of the model test results is made available by the project management and was published in Marsim 2009 (Please mail to request the digital version of this benchmark data). The erratum can be downloaded here.


The Organizing Committee would like to express their gratitude to all contributors to the success of this conference, including the Sponsors, the Authors, the Scientific Committee and the Participants. We hope to see all of you again in 2013!

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