International Conference on

Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water

Hamburg | Germany

23 to 25 May 2016


Ship Bottom Interaction

  • Squat
  • Shallow water effects on ship behaviour
  • Effect of bottom topography on ship behaviour
  • Effect of fluid mud layers on ship behaviour
  • Likelihood and hydrodynamic consequences of bottom contact
  • Required manoeuvring margin
  • Regulations and design guidelines
  • Nautical bottom - equivalent bottom: definition and determination
The papers that will be presented at the Conference will cover experience from different points of view:
  • Practical aspects
  • Simulation models
  • Field observations
  • Experimental results
  • Numerical calculations, including CFD

Related topics

Papers discussing related topics in the field of hydrodynamics of ship manoeuvring in shallow and confined waters are considered as well:
  • Ship-bank interaction and other confined water effects
  • Ship-ship interaction, including overtaking, encountering, passing moored vessels, lightering, replenishment and ship-tug interaction
  • Lock entry and exit manoeuvres

Benchmark tests

To open a joined research effort on the validation and verification of different research methods, the Knowledge Centre Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water has selected model test data which were obtained while executing tests with the DTC container carrier in the framework of the European SHOPERA project. The benchmark data are harmonic yaw and harmonic sway tests with the bare hull of the DTC at full draft and 20% under keel clearance at rest. The conference organisers would particularly welcome papers which focus on comparisons between the output of numerical models with the benchmark model test data. The benchmark data can be obtained by mailing to

Out of scope

The conference will focus on the hydrodynamic aspects of ship manoeuvring. When talking about the consequences of touching the bottom, the impact of grounding on structural strength may be an acceptable topic, even though it doesn't belong to the main scope of the conference.

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