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1 January 2015 Research on Berthing Capability and Working Property of Pontoon Bases
Yaofeng Xie, Xiaoxi Liu, Jieping Tang, Rong Wu
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Xie,Y.; Liu, X.; Tang, J., and Wu, R., 2015. Research on berthing capability and working property of pontoon bases.

This paper proposes an integrated computing theory of the berthing capacity of port bases for the first time. By analyzing working conditions the base required, main influencing factors, berthing capability and working properties of the anchor-chain system, a method to calculate the berthing capability of the basis proposed. The work-energy theory is used to compute the impact force when berthing. This theory overcomes the defect of the method based on experience. The upper limit condition is determined. The research results fit the in-situ mooring test well, and have a greater significance for the analogous projects in the future.

© 2015 Coastal Education and Research Foundation
Yaofeng Xie, Xiaoxi Liu, Jieping Tang, and Rong Wu "Research on Berthing Capability and Working Property of Pontoon Bases," Journal of Coastal Research 73(sp1), 505-510, (1 January 2015).
Received: 4 August 2014; Accepted: 13 November 2014; Published: 1 January 2015
Berthing capability
energy absorption mechanism
the in-situ mooring test
total flow force.
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