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Application of Cross Co-Spectral Moments to Von Mises Stress
January 1, 2007

Recent advances in the analysis of joint seakeeping processes are applied to the prediction of Von Mises stress.

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Ferry Wake Wash Analysis in San Francisco Bay
January 1, 2007

The present paper describes the analysis of ferry wake wash along a proposed route between San Francisco and a new ferry terminal at Hercules.

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Cross-Structure Loads of a Simple SWATH Vessel
May 1, 2006

Wave-induced cross-structure loads are presented for a SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) vessel whose hull is made up of simple geometrical shapes

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TractorPlus Performance Results
April 24, 2006

An innovative re-configuration to an existing Voith Water Tractor by Foss Maritime met the customer-driven need for a higher bollard pull tug to handle large new‑build container ships in Tacoma, Washington.

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Optimizing Your Ferry System: Choosing the Right Vessel for the Right Route
November 4, 2005

Transportation planning is vital to selecting the right vessel and operating scenario for a ferry route or for optimizing a ferry transportation system.

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Principal Axes for Seakeeping Response Processes
October 1, 2004

This paper complements an earlier paper by the same author titled “Joint Seakeeping Response Processes for Determining Structural Loads,” presented at the 2002 SNAME Annual Meeting.

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Maneuvering Simulations – An Application to Waterway Navigability
October 17, 2003

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.

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Southern California Bunkering Operations Get On Board with Volatile Organic Compound Abatement
May 19, 2003

Volatile organic compound (VOC) abatement regulations in Southern California have driven the development of a vapor processing plant that is suitable for the bunkering barges it serves.

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Joint Seakeeping Response Processes for Determining Structural loads
September 25, 2002

The following paper examines and elucidates the relationship between a variety of methods appropriate to the statistical characterization of joint responses, including phase co-factors, cross co-spectral moments and joint normal techniques.

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Fast Vehicle Ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System
July 31, 2001

This paper discusses why speed is important to economical improvements in Alaska transportation, outlines some of the critical features of the fast vehicle ferry design, and provides insight into the decision-making process to date.

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