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Shallow Water

Publications

Researchers associated with the Knowledge Centre recently published:

Van Zwijnsvoorde, T., Delefortrie, G. and Lataire, E. (2020). Passing ship effects in shallow and confined water: open model test data for validation purposes. 6th MASHCON International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water. 22-26 May 2022. Preprint Version.

Benchmark data on passing ship effects, specifically prepared for the 6th MASHCON


PESCA set-up

To open a joined research effort on the validation and verification of the different research methods, the Knowledge Centre Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water has selected model test data which were obtained during the PESCA (Passing Effects in Shallow and Confined Areas) captive model test program, which was executed in the towing tank for manoeuvres in confined water at Flanders Hydraulics Research. The captive model tests present results with the KCS as passing ship and a Neo-Panamax container carrier and an Aframax tanker as moored ships. The benchmark data itself and the publication are available upon simple request for interested parties and in particular for researchers wishing to validate numerical tools.

The data can be obtained by mailing to info@shallowwater.be. A digital version of the benchmark data will then be sent to you, along with an accompanying paper describing the experimental set-up.

Benchmark data on ship manoeuvring in waves


To open a joined research effort on the validation and verification of the different research methods, the Knowledge Centre Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water has selected model test data which were obtained during the execution of seakeeping tests with the DTC container carrier in the framework of the European SHOPERA project. The benchmark data are both captive and free running model tests with the DTC at full draft in calm water and in waves. The benchmark data are available for interested parties and in particular for researchers wishing to validate numerical tools.

The data can be obtained by mailing to info@shallowwater.be. A digital version of the benchmark data will then be sent to you, along with an accompanying paper describing the experimental set-up.

Benchmark data on ship interaction with the bottom


To open a joined research effort on the validation and verification of the different research methods, the Knowledge Centre Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water has selected model test data which were obtained while executing tests with the DTC container carrier in the framework of the European SHOPERA project. The benchmark data are harmonic yaw and harmonic sway tests with the bare hull of the DTC at full draft and 20% under keel clearance at rest.

The benchmark data can be obtained by mailing to info@shallowwater.be. A digital version of the benchmark data will then be sent to you, along with an accompanying paper describing the experimental set-up.

Benchmark data on ship behaviour in locks


Open access has been given to a selection of experimental data from model tests studying the behaviour of ships in or near locks. Researchers can use these data to validate numerical tools and mathematical models.

The first set of benchmark data were carried out with self-propelled models and were selected from model tests carried out in 2007-2008 to investigate the behaviour of vessels transiting the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks, which is presently under construction. The tests were carried out in a 1/80 scale model of a lock and an approach channel at Flanders Hydraulics Research. The second set of benchmark data were selected from systematic captive model tests carried out in the 1990s in the towing tank for manoeuvres in shallow water as a first step in a feasibility study for receiving bulk carriers with larger beam in the Pierre Vandamme Lock in Zeebrugge. This lock has a length of 500m, a width of 57 m and a depth of 18.5m. A 1/75 scale model of the lock configuration was constructed in the towing tank, with special attention to the asymmetric layout of the approach channel.

The data can be obtained by mailing to info@shallowwater.be. A digital version of the benchmark data will then be sent to you, along with an accompanying paper describing the experimental set-up.

Benchmark data on ship - ship interaction


Benchmark model data obtained from tests at Flanders Hydraulics are available for evaluation purposes. The data for the forces and moments due to ship - ship interaction can be used to compare with results from numerical methods and simulation tools. This research project was carried in the framework 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 these benchmark data.

Benchmark data on bank effects


Please mail to request the data.

Databases


Two databases can be used to search for our publications:

BIBLIO

http://biblio.ugent.be

Any publication from the Knowledge Centre whereby the (co-)author has an association with Ghent University is contained in the BIBLIO datebase. Please note that by clicking on the link above, you will be re-directed to the Ghent University website.

IMIS (Integrated Marine Information System)

www.vliz.be/imis

Any publication from the Knowledge Centre whereby the (co-)author has an association with Flanders Hydraulics Research is contained in the IMIS datebase. Please note that by clicking on the link above, you will be re-directed to the IMIS catalogue hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).

 

Publications by researchers associated with the Knowledge Centre

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