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Title: Hands-free mooring for inland USACE Locks, Phase I : technical screening
Authors: Williams, Locke M.
Cheek, John D.
Hammack, E. Allen
Johnston, Morgan M.
Smith, Ryan E.
Keywords: Inland navigation
Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Mooring of ships
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL CHETN-XIII-5
Abstract: The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) was asked to evaluate hands-free mooring (HFM) as an option for improving the safety and efficiency of lock operations at USACE locks within the United States. The focus of this research is assessing HFM solutions for barge tows on USACE inland waterway locks. This Coastal and Hydraulics engineering technical note (CHETN) describes the approach and findings from Phase I of this HFM research effort, which was funded through the Navigation Systems Research Program. Phase I includes defining the problem this research effort intends to address, understanding current mooring practices at USACE locks, gathering information on similar systems already in use, and developing design concepts and criteria.
Description: Technical Note
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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