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Manoeuvering prediction of pusher barge in deep and shallow water

Maimun, Adi and Priyanto, Agoes and Muhammad, A. H. and Scully, C. C. and Awal, Z. I. (2011) Manoeuvering prediction of pusher barge in deep and shallow water. Ocean Engineering, 38 (3). pp. 1291-1299. ISSN 0029-8018

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This paper presents an experimental investigation on the manoeuvring characteristics of a pusher-barge system for deep (H/d>3) and shallow water (H/d=1.3) condition. Since, the operation of pusher-barge mainly concentrates on confined waters, there is a need to predict and analyze the manoeuvring characteristic of the system for a safe and acceptable performance. A time domain simulation programme was developed for this purpose. A series of model experiments were carried out to determine the hydrodynamic coefficients using a planar motion mechanism (PMM). The time domain simulation shows the manoeuvring characteristic in the form of turning circle trajectories and zig-zag manoeuvre based on the hydrodynamic coefficients, which were derived based on experimental results. The manoeuvring characteristics in shallow and deep water conditions were compared through the simulation results. A comparison of simulation results based on experimental and empirical driven coefficients for both conditions shows that the experimental coefficients gave better manoeuvring characteristics for both turning circle trajectories and zig-zag manoeuvre.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:pusher barge
Subjects:V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:45027
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:27 Apr 2015 04:49
Last Modified:28 Sep 2017 03:30

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