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A Fundamental Study on Tsunami Damage Control of Moored Vessels Using the MPS Method

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Mitsuhiro Masuda, Kiyokazu Minami

Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Koichi Masuda, Tomoki Ikoma

Nihon University, Funabashi, Chiba, Japan

Paper No. OMAE2013-11085, pp. V003T05A021; 6 pages
  • ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 3: Materials Technology; Ocean Space Utilization
  • Nantes, France, June 9–14, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5535-5
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


When the tsunami attacks in harbors, the vessels moored at the wharf may be unable to be evacuated. In such a case, damages such as, breaking the mooring tethers, grounding on a wharf, drift to land areas and the collision with buildings are assumed. This present paper describes the tsunami simulation and the motion analysis of vessel moored at the wharf using the MPS Method. In this research, the 3D-MPS method is applied. The chart of mooring tethers break was created. The wave height of tsunami and the relation of the break of the mooring tethers were shown by the chart of mooring tethers break. The chart was created about the influence of number of mooring tethers, diameter of mooring tethers and mooring system to the break of mooring tethers.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Mooring , Vessels



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