Ferry Wake Wash Analysis in San Francisco Bay

Posted By: Maggie Moon | Analysis, Papers

The present paper describes the analysis of ferry wake wash along a proposed route between San Francisco and a new ferry terminal at Hercules. The steady wave field generated by a candidate catamaran ferry was calculated for a range of vessel speeds and water depths, using established computational fluid...

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Maneuvering Simulations – An Application to Waterway Navigability

Posted By: Maggie Moon | Analysis, Papers

Gray et al. (2003) have identified channel width as an emerging important feature of channel design.  In this paper, a powerful new procedure is advanced for the analysis of navigational aberrancy and channel width requirements.  The procedure combines fast-time Monte Carlo maneuvering simulations with least squares regression of extreme...

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Contract Designs for Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Containership R.J. Pfeiffer and Tanker Polar Endeavor

Posted By: Maggie Moon | Analysis, Ballast Water Treatment, Papers

The Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project is a joint U.S. and Canadian cooperative project that recently funded three six-month, full-scale design studies of promising ballast water treatment systems. The intent of each study is to fully develop, for a specified “target” vessel, the contract design, and life cycle cost…

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