The Effect of Clearance and Speed on the Relative Motions Between two Ships Advancing in Waves

Ming-Chung Fang, Gung Rong Chen

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Abstract

In the paper, a series of analysis on the relative motions between two ships advancing in waves has been made. A three-dimensional source distribution method is applied to calculate the corresponding hydrodynamic coefficients and the hydrodynamic interactions between two ships are included. The spectral analysis technique is employed to investigate the effect of the clearance and speed on the relative motions between two ships in different sea states. Different wave headings are also considered. From the present systematic analysis, it is found that the speed and clearance between two ships indeed have some significant effect on the corresponding motions in different sea states. Therefore the present technique can be regarded as an efficient tool to offer a better choice for two ships doing underway replenishment at sea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1897-1902
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the Thirteenth (2003) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2002 May 252003 May 30

Other

OtherProceedings of the Thirteenth (2003) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period02-05-2503-05-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Fang, M-C., & Chen, G. R. (2003). The Effect of Clearance and Speed on the Relative Motions Between two Ships Advancing in Waves. 1897-1902. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Thirteenth (2003) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu, HI, United States.