This paper presents the findings from an experimental investigation in to the nature and extent of the scouring that occurs when a ship berths in front of a perpendicular quay wall within the confines of a harbor. It examines the interaction between the relative position of the quay wall to the central axis of the ship and the influence of angle of the vessel's rudder on the magnitude of the scouring produced. The experimental programme covered a range of sediment sizes, propeller diameters and speeds of rotation and rudder angles. Also, methods for calculating the depth of expected scour are presented in terms of initial semi-empirical equations for the data range under investigation.
|Journal||Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering|
|Early online date||10 Feb 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jul 2013|