Offloading from both sides of a super-container ship to land and floating harbor predicted vs. experimental results Conference Paper uri icon


  • The feasibility of placing a large floating quay on the star-board side of a container ship for offloading from both sides is investigated. A 1:100-scale model test was conducted for the tree-body system in side-by-side arrangement including fixed land wall, a container ship, and a floating harbor with small gaps. The same system is also modeled by a 3D multi-body time-domain motion simulation program and the calculated relative motions and fender/mooring forces are compared against the model-test results. The numerically predicted RAOs, dolphin/fender forces, and motion time histories and their statistics reasonably correlate with those from experiment. The floating harbor system performs excellently for a typical operational condition, while they can exceed operational limits in the worst-possible wave condition. The developed computer program should be a useful numerical tool for the optimal design of future large-scale floating harbors. Copyright 2010 by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Kang, H. Y., Kim, M. H., Kim, J. H., Park, W. S., & Chae, J. W.

complete list of authors

  • Kang, HY||Kim, MH||Kim, JH||Park, WS||Chae, JW

publication date

  • September 2010