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Title: Charleston, South Carolina, navigation study : Charleston Harbor deepening and widening ship simulation results
Authors: Webb, Dennis W.
Martin, S. Keith.
Lynch, Gary C.
Keywords: Channels (Hydraulic Engineering)--Effect of dredging on,
Charleston Harbor (S.C.)
Inland navigation--Computer simulation
Ships--Maneuverability--Safety measures
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-19-5
Abstract: In 2016, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), Ship-Tow Simulator (STS) was used to perform a navigation study assisting the Charleston District in evaluating different channel widening alternatives for larger containerships calling at the Port of Charleston. The widening proposals were associated with the proposed Charleston Harbor Deepening and Widening Project, known as Post 45. The Feasibility Study for the Post 45 project has already been completed. This study was done at the CHL STS real-time simulator. Real-time refers to the fact that model time uses a 1:1 ratio to prototype time. Also, real-world environmental forces were simulated and acted upon the modeled ships during the study. These forces included currents, wind, waves, bathymetry, bank effects, and ship-to-ship interaction. Simulations for the project’s alternatives were conducted at CHL over a 6-week period from March through May 2016. More than 20 mariners including harbor pilots, docking pilots, and tractor tug captains participated in the testing and validation exercises. Most of the simulations involved containerships of either Post Panamax Generation 3 class or Post Panamax Generation 2 class. Results, in the form of track plots and pilot questionnaires, were reviewed to develop final conclusions and recommendations.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-19-5
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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