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The influence of the block coefficient on the ship's behavior on its maneuvers in shalow waters having navigation restrictions


  • Cupsa Ovidiu-Sorin

    (Constanta Maritime University)


The ships behave differently to maneuvers in shallow waters, but in general it is accepted that, in this situation, the ship’s maneuverability and vitality is affected by the appearance of the bottom effect – the SQUAT effect. There is an accumulation of factors which influence the behavior of the ship in the studied situation, and the combined influence of these factors usually determines the behavior when the SQUAT phenomenon appears. The most important of these is the coefficient (block coefficient), which is a constructive characteristic specific to each ship.The object of the present article is to present the relationship between the value of the bottom coefficient and the way in which the trim of the ship modifies when the SQUAT phenomenon takes place

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  • Cupsa Ovidiu-Sorin, 2011. "The influence of the block coefficient on the ship's behavior on its maneuvers in shalow waters having navigation restrictions," Constanta Maritime University Annals, Constanta Maritime University, vol. 15(1), pages 43-46.
  • Handle: RePEc:cmc:annals:v:15:y:2011:i:1:p:43-46

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    1. Anechitoae Constantin & Cojoc Mariana & Grigorut Cornel & Grigorut Lavinia-Maria, 2010. "From the bargain/bargaining "agreement" to the shipping agreement to the shipping agreement (I)," Constanta Maritime University Annals, Constanta Maritime University, vol. 14(2), pages 11-16.
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    • R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General


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