19 Dec Port Studies
Bigger ships, port developments, jetty clearance, new itineraries, these developments all require a thorough risk assessment and not just a table top exercise!
Management of Change requires different steps to come to a solid solution in order to guarantee operational safety after the changes. Modern techniques allow the industry to determine all risks that can occur with a specific change. For instance, this can be clearance of a specific jetty and setting the operational limits, or a new ship operating in a relatively small channel with challenging conditions.
Simwave’s applied research team consists of different specialists, among whom are:
- Mathematical Modelers
Our mathematical modeling team builds ships in six degrees of freedom:
Translational motion: surge, sway, heave
Rotational motion: roll, pitch, yaw
We build a complete digital twin of your ship including hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, ship-to-ship interaction, banking effects, squat, mooring, anchor handling, cranes, ballasting, power management, mechanical equipment etc.
- Visual Database Team
Our 3D visual database team is responsible for the visuals of a specific ship as well as for the visuals of the sailing area, e.g. a port. All details above and under water are taken care off.
- ENCs developer
We can produce the Electronic navigation charts (ENCs) for specific areas, including the imaginary ones.
- Subject Matter Experts
Our navigational team consists of different experts, such as Pilots, Masters, Tug boat masters etc. They all bring their own expertise and as a team take into account all circumstances.
For a proper study the following differentials are important to describe the motion of a ship:
- Inertia Forces – Inertia mass and Coriolis forces of ship
- Hydrodynamics Forces – Inertia mass and Coriolis forces and damping
- Hydrostatic Forces – Restoring and buoyancy
- Aerodynamics Forces – Wind forces
- Environmental Forces – Current, wind, waves, banks, other external forces
- Mooring and Anchoring – Forces created by mooring lines, anchors, fenders
- Propulsion and Steering – Forces generated by propellers, thrusters and steering devices
Simwave & Port Studies in 2019
Our team conducted the following categories of studies in 2019:
- Feasibility study for a new terminal, fairway including dredging requirements;
- Safety study for the safe passage of a channel, turning basin including recommendation for operational limits and risk analysis;
- Dynamic mooring analysis for a terminal including mooring arrangements and fenders to receive larger ships, including recommendations for mooring plans;
- Operational Study to determine the number of tug boats needed for a newly developed terminal (code of practice)
- Incident investigation to determine the root cause of an incident