17 Jul 2015
July 17, 2015

Design Work of the Steel Panels

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Steel panels are designed and adopted to bear and disperse the reaction force given from the fender body to the berthing vessel and reduce the surface pressure. Hence, the design of the steel panels should be comply to the actual berthing condition. The bearing strength of the steel panel is related to many factors such.. read more →

Vessel Types Relevant to Berth Structures and Propulsion Actions Transverse thruster availability, characteristics and use vary largely by vessel type. While bow thrusters are standard equipment on cruise, car and container vessels, they are less common equipment on bulk carriers. Typically, berth structures are designed for a certain design vessel or at least for a.. read more →

08 Jun 2015
June 8, 2015

Member of PIANC

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PIANC is a worldwide non-political and nonprofit technical and scientific organization of national governments, corporations and private individuals. It was founded in 1885 and is the oldest international association concerned with these technical aspects of navigation. It has made – and continues to make – a vital contribution to technical development in this field. PIANC’s.. read more →

Is Shear Restraint Necessary for Fendering System Design? All comments about the overestimation of design berthing energy inherent in the traditional energy calculation are based on the general practice, which does not adjust the calculated energy value by a further arbitrary service factor of at least 1.4, as stipulated by the British Standard. At the.. read more →

Design & Testing Of Fender Systems — The Implications of the PIANC WG33 Report Appendix ‘A’ on Testing and Reporting of Fender Performances – A Manufacturer’s Viewpoint The 1984 PIANC ‘Report of the International Commission for Improving the Design of Fender Systems’ has, until recently, been the only globally accepted standard for testing and reporting.. read more →

The Design of Marine Fender System Part 1. The Vessel In most cases, the actual values of the ships are used to calculate the berthing energy. Under some circumstance, the actual values are not available, then the list “Standard Size of Vessels” can be referred for calculations. Terminology of the vessel Note: DPT=DWT+LW Part 2… read more →

As certain marine fendering systems are generally assembled with frontal frame to reduce the surface pressure acted on the large vessels’ shipboard therefore they are more complicated in stucture than the traditional fender system in general purpose. The fender system will lose its protective function for ship safety berthing in case the structure was damaged… read more →

Developing Efficient Marine Fender Solutions Introduction As vessels have grown larger and more diverse, so have the demands on fenders. A century ago, timber (first generation) was cheap and worked adequately for the small vessels of the day. Old tyres (second generation) were abundant and softer but required expensive maintenance and absorbed little energy. Cylindricals.. read more →

Compound considerations in rubber fenders A variety of factors influence the specification of a fender system, such as local marine environment, exposure of harbour basins, class and configuration of vessels expected to berth against them, the speed and direction of vessel approach and the type of berthing structure. There are a myriad of different types.. read more →

According to ISO 17357, floating pneumatic rubber fenders are those fenders which are made of synthetic-cord-reinforced rubber sheet with compressed air inside to enable it to float on the water and work as a shock absorber between two ships, or between ships and berthing structures when they come alongside each other on the water. Structures.. read more →