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DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.ijmt.6.51

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Shah D, Shah V, Patel M P. Comparative Study of Design Berthing Energy on Fender as per Indian Standard IS4651 Part-3:1974 and British Standard BS6349 Part-4:1994. ijmt. 2016; 6 :51-58
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1- M.Tech CEPT University
2- Global Marine Engineering Consultancy, Ahmedabad
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Berthing force is a critical dynamic lateral force in the design of berthing structures, having equal relevance when compared to seismic forces. Besides, the construction cost of berthing structures is very high which can be optimized by calculating precise design berthing energy on fender and selecting optimum fender system. In the present study, design berthing energy of bulk carriers having size range from 5000 DWT to 250000 DWT is compared as per Indian Standard (IS) and British Standard (BS) in terms of various berthing conditions, approach velocity, different berthing coefficients and factor of safety. It is observed that British Standard gives more precise values for design berthing velocities. However, Indian standard provides constant value of berthing velocity for vessel sizes more than 250000 DWT, which is not the case with British standard. It is also perceived that for majority of berthing conditions and vessel sizes, Indian Standard gives higher design berthing energy as compared to British Standard.

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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Marine Structures and near shore
Accepted: 2017/06/18

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2. IS4651 Part-3, (1974), Code of practice for planning and design of ports and harbours – Loading, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.
3. PIANC, (2002), Guidelines for the Design of Fender Systems, Marcom report of WG 33, International Navigation Association, Brussels, Belgium.
4. BS6439 part-4, (1994), Maritime structures: Code of practice for design of fendering and mooring systems, British Standard.

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