Journal of Marine Science and Technology

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 117–126 | Cite as

Maneuvering simulations of pusher-barge systems

  • Koh Kho King
  • Hironori Yasukawa
  • Noritaka Hirata
  • Kuniji Kose
Original Article

Abstract

Pusher-barge systems were studied in nine different configurations. Captive model tests were performed at the Hiroshima University Towing Tank and the hydrodynamic derivatives for the various configurations were obtained. At a service speed of 7 knots, pusher-barge systems with the same number of barges but arranged in a row (shorter length overall but with a larger breadth) require more power to operate than those that were arranged in a line. When the length overall increased, the tactical diameter, advance, and transfer distances also increased, mainly due to the significant increase in the moment of inertia when barges are arranged in a line, rather than in a row. All pusher-barge systems had small first and second overshoot angles. Pusher-barge systems with the same number of barges had a longer response time to the rudder angle of attack and required a longer stopping distance when arranged in a line, mainly due to the increased moment of inertia and reduced resistance when barges are arranged in this way.

Key words

Pusher-barge Captive model test Maneuvering simulations Hydrodynamic derivatives 

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© The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koh Kho King
    • 1
  • Hironori Yasukawa
    • 1
  • Noritaka Hirata
    • 1
  • Kuniji Kose
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringHiroshima UniversityHigashi HiroshimaJapan

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