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Coupled Motion Simulation of the Mobile Harbor and Anti-Rolling Devices in Waves
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Coupled Motion Simulation of the Mobile Harbor and Anti-Rolling Devices in Waves
Yoon, Hyeon-Kyu; Kang, Joo-Nyun; Lew, Jae-Moon; Moon, Seok-Joon; Chung, Tae-Young;
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The Mobile Harbor(MH) is a new transportation platform that can load and unload containers to and from very large container ships in the sea. This loading and unloading by crane can be performed with only very small movements of the MH in waves because MH is operated outside of the harbor. For this reason, an anti-rolling tank(ART) and an active mass driving system(AMD) were designed to reduce MH`s roll motion, especially at the natural frequency of MH. In the conceptual design stage, it is difficult to confirm the design result of theses anti-rolling devices without modeling and simulation tools. Therefore, the coupled MH and anti-rolling devices` dynamic equations in waves were derived and a simulation program that can analyze the roll reduction performance in various conditions, such as sea state, wave direction, and so on, was developed. The coupled equations are constructed as an eight degrees of freedom (DOF) motion that consists of MH`s six DOF dynamics and the ART`s and AMD`s control variables. In order to conveniently include the ART`s and AMD`s control dynamics in the time domain, MH`s radiated wave force was described by an impulse response function derived by the damping coefficient obtained in the frequency domain, and wave exciting forces such as Froude-Krylov force and diffraction force and nonlinear buoyancy were calculated at every simulation time interval. Finally, the roll reduction performances of the designed anti-rolling devices were successfully assessed in the various loading and wave conditions by using a developed simulation program.
Mobile harbor;Simulation;Anti-rolling tank;Active mass driving system;Coupled equations of motion;Wave force;
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