WIT Press


Concept And Operation Of A Computer Controlled Towing Tank For Manoeuvres In Shallow Water

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMO940131

Volume

5

Pages

10

Published

1994

Size

1,655 kb

Author(s)

M. Vantorre

Abstract

A description is given of the towing tank for manoeuvres in shallow water at Flanders Hydraulics, which was especially designed for investigation of ship behaviour in shallow and restricted waters. Special attention is paid to the fully automatized, computer-controlled operation and data processing. 1 Introduction The presence of three important seaports in full expansion has aroused an increasing interest of the Belgian and Flemish authorities in the behaviour of ships in shallow and confined waters. As a matter of fact, an optimal use of existing and projected waterways and harbour areas is an absolute necessity, taking account of the growing international competition a

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