WIT Press


The LIUTO: A Modern, Low Wave Generating, Passenger MB For Water Cities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010651

Volume

52

Pages

13

Published

2001

Size

1,039 kb

Author(s)

A. Paciolla

Abstract

The only means of transport in Venice is constituted by the waterways, which have to sustain the weight of both commercial and passenger traffic. The last one overtakes, during the tourist high season, the limit that seems to be acceptable to preserve the historical buildings staying along the canals banks. For this reason some limits to the wave generation in lagoon navigation have been fixed. This paper presents an argument for the design of LIUTO, a modern vessel generating low wave and velocity fields, and in particular the results of the last study carried out in Venice in March 2000 comparing the wave and velocity field generated by the existing vessel with the one generated by the LIUTO. The diagrams elaborated by the author demonstrate that the LIUTO generates a smaller velocity field and waves with smaller total ene

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