Accession Number:

ADA411323

Title:

Motion Analysis of a Trolley Interface for Ship-to-Ship Cargo Transfer

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The goal of this thesis is to investigate the effectiveness of a trolley interface for ship-to-ship cargo transfer. The new interface alleviates some of the torsional problems associated with existing ramp designs and can be effectively utilized for both skin-to-skin and Roll-On Roll-Off operations. A mathematical model is developed in order to predict cargo transfer rates in a seaway. Three dimensional hydrodynamic analysis data are used to calculate expected transfer rates in a seaway between a ship and a discharge facility. Results are presented in standard fully developed Pierson-Moskowitz sea spectra. It is shown that the new design is a viable alternative to existing methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE