An Analytical Technique for Ship-Fender Interaction
Technical rept. Oct 1982-Sep 1983
GIANNOTTI AND ASSOCIATES INC ANNAPOLIS MD
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The design and selection of appropriate fender systems must consider the dynamic interaction between the ship and port or pier structure. Energy absorption characteristics of marine fender systems vary as a function of fender geometry material, load time history, load spatial distribution, local hull stiffness and frequency of loading. The dynamic interaction of marine fender systems with ships hull is studied in time domain. The frequency dependence of the hydrodynamic coefficients is considered in the form of a simplified convolution.
- Marine Engineering