An Experimental Study on the Motion of the Floater Moored near Port in Waves Generated by a Ship

  • Nguyen, Thi Thanh Diep (Graduate School of Changwon National University) ;
  • Nguyen, Van Minh (Graduate School of Changwon National University) ;
  • Yoon, Hyeon Kyu (Changwon National University) ;
  • Kim, Young Hun (Kyungnam University)
  • Received : 2020.03.11
  • Accepted : 2020.03.24
  • Published : 2020.10.31


In the past, various research on the effects of waves generated by ships has been investigated. The most noticeable effect of the waves generated by a passing ship is the increase of the hydrodynamic forces and the unwanted large motion of the moored ship and high mooring forces that occur. Thus, it is crucial to investigate the effect of the waves generated by the passing ship near port on the motion of the moored ship and the tension of the mooring lines. A model test was performed with virtual ship-generated waves in a square tank at CWNU (Changwon National University). The IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) and Optical-based system were used to measure the 6DOF (Six Degrees of Freedom) motion of the moored floater. Additionally the tension of mooring lines were measured by the tension gauges. The effects of the wave direction and wave height generated by the virtual ship-generated waves on the motion of the moored floater were analyzed.


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