Afdeling Maritieme Techniek Universiteit Gent
Shallow Water


Third International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water

with special focus on Ship Behaviour in Locks




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3 June 2013 (Monday)


8:00 - 9:00




9:00 - 9:10

Opening address: Katrien Eloot, Co-ordinator of the Knowledge Centre Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water, Flanders Hydraulics Research and Professor at Ghent University, Maritime Technology Division

9:10 - 9:25

Second opening address: Peter Mortier, Deputy Managing Director, Port of Ghent

9:25 - 10.10

Invited Keynote Speech by Capt. Miguel F. Rodriguez S., Canal Operations Manager and Executive Manager for Transit Operations, Panama Canal Authority




SESSION A1: Ship Behaviour in Locks


10:10 - 10.35

Manoeuvring at transit of the existing north lock and the future sea lock at IJmuiden, the Netherlands; pilot procedures and information from scale model tests.

W.C.D. Kortlever, G. de Boer

Rijkswaterstaat, Centre for Infrastructure, The Netherlands & Pilot Service Amsterdam IJmond, The Netherlands


10:35 - 11:00

Prototype measurements of ship behavior while entering locks

L.L. Daggett, J.C. Hewlett

Waterway Simulation Technology, USA




11:00 - 11:15

Refreshment break




SESSION B1: Ship - ship interaction


11:15 - 11:40

Shallow water effect on the hydrodynamic interaction between two ships with rudder in close proximity

M. Sano, H. Yasukawa, K. Kitagawa, S. Yoshida

Hiroshima University & JGC Corporation, Japan


11:40 - 12:05

Real-Time Simulation of Ship-Structure and Ship-Ship Interaction

O. Lindberg, S.L. Glimberg, H.B. Bingham, A.P. Engsig-Karup, P.J. Schjeldahl

FORCE Technology & Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


12:05 - 12:30

Head-on traffic at the approach channel to the Port of Hamburg

K.O.K. Uliczka, C.-U. Böttner, D. Carstens

Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau), Germany




12:30 - 13:30





SESSION E1: Shallow water effects - experimental studies


13:30 - 13:55

An experimental investigation of behaviour and hydrodynamic forces acting on a ship in shallow water

L. Béguin, P.-E. Guillerm, J.-M. Rousset, M. Weber, S. Lambert, J.-L. Toularastel, L. Davoust

Ecole Centrale Nantes - LHEEA, France


13:55 - 14:20

Free Sailing Manoeuvres for Tuning of Analytical Shallow Water Models

C.-U. Böttner, K.O.K. Uliczka, D. Carstens, J. Sponholz*

Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau), Germany

* MTC Marine Training Centre, Hamburg, Germany


14:20 - 14:45

Experimental investigation on the depth effect of hydrodynamic coefficients obtained by PMM test in square tank

H.K. Yoon, S. Kang

Dept. Of Naval Arch. & Marine Engineering, Changwon National University, Korea


14:45 - 15:10

Benchmark HPMM tests for KCS in shallow water

D.J. Yeo, K. Yun, Y.G Kim, S.Y. Kim

Maritime and Ocean Engineering Research Institute/KIOST, Korea




15:10 - 15:25

Refreshment break




SESSION D1: Effects of passing vessels


15:25 - 15:50

The effect of berth blockage on berthed ship-passing ship interaction forces and moments

J.T. Duffy, S.P. Denehy, D. Ranmuthugala, M.R. Renilson,

Australian Maritime College, Australia & Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE


15:50 - 16:15

Evaluation of empirical and numerical methods on the prediction of hydrodynamic loads involved in the passing ship problem

R.A. Watai, F. Ruggeri, E.A. Tannuri, J. Weiss

Numerical Offshore Tank of the University Of São Paulo (TPN-USP) & São Paulo Institute for Technological Research (IPT), Brazil


16:15 - 16:40

Passing ship interaction study in Altamira Port (Mexico)

I. Verdugo, J.R. Iribarren, R. Atienza, C.B. Cal, L. Pecharroman, I. Trejo

Siport 21, Technical Consulting Company, Spain


16:40 - 17:05

Research on pier site optimization in straight fairway by CFD

Y. Xiao, X.L. Xiong, Y.M. Xu, M.J. Liu, X.X. Sheng

Wuhan University of Technology & Guangzhou Maritime Safety Administration, China




17:30 - 19:00

Guided visit to the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

19:00 - 21:00

Welcome Reception





4 June 2013 (Tuesday)


8:00 - 08:30



8:30 - 09:15

Invited Keynote Speech by Chris Coeck, Manager Policy and Strategic Projects, Antwerp Port Authority





SESSION C1: Manoeuvring


09:15 - 09:40

Manoeuvring support system for huge floating offshore structure in confined water with high accuracy DGPS

H. Oda, E. Okuyama

Akishima Laboratories (Mitsui Zosen) Inc., Tokyo, Japan


09:40 - 10:05

Hydrodynamic Forces on Steering Device while Manoeuvring in Confined Water

A.M. Chetvertakov, D.V. Nikushchenko

KM Tech LLC, Kongsberg Group & State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg (SMTU), Russia


10:05 - 10.30

Prediction of manoeuvring coefficients of a container ship by numerically simulating HPMM using RANSE based solver

R. Rajita Shenoi, P. Krishnankutty, R. Panneer Selvam, A. Kulshrestha

Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India




10:30 - 10:45

Refreshment break




SESSION E2: Shallow and confined water effects


10:45 - 11:10

Nautical depth sounding - the Rheocable survey method

M. Druyts, P. Brabers

MDCE bvba & Demco NV, Belgium


11:10 - 11:35

Wind effect on directional stability of a ship moving in a channel

H. Yasukawa, M. Sano, H. Amii

Hiroshima University, Japan


11:35 - 12:00

URANS studies of hydrodynamic performance and slamming loads on high-speed planing hulls in calm water and waves for deep and shallow conditions

S.M. Mousaviraad, Z. Wang, F. Stern

IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA


12:00 - 12:25

Impact of ship size on induced waves and currents in confined water

S. Doychev, B. Söhngen

Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany




12:25 - 13:30





SESSION B2: Interaction - CFD studies / C2: Manoeuvring


13:30 - 13:55

URANS Studies of Ship-Ship Interactions in Shallow Water

P.-C. Wu, H. Sadat-Hosseini, Y. Toda, F. Stern

Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan & IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA


13:55 - 14:20

Ship to ship interaction investigations with the use of CFD methods

A.A. Zubova , D.V. Nikushchenko

State Marine Technical University & Kongsberg Maritime, Saint Petersburg, Russia


14:20 - 14:45

URANS Studies of WAM-V Multi-Body Dynamics in Calm Water and Waves

S.M. Mousaviraad, S. Bhushan, F. Stern

IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City & Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University, Starkville, USA


14:45 - 15:10

Ship Manoeuvring Behaviour in Crossing Current

K. Hasegawa, K.-G. Oh, Y.A. Ahmed, P. Rigo

Osaka University, Japan & Liège University, Belgium




15:10 - 15:25

Refreshment break




SESSION A2 : Ship Behaviour in Locks


15:25 - 15:50

The locks of the Seine-Scheldt project: Nautical accessibility of a new lock in Harelbeke

J. Verwilligen, E. Maes, K. Eloot

Flanders Hydraulics Research & Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV, Upper Scheldt Division, Belgium


15:50 - 16:15

A Virtual Bottom for Locks

P. Sergent, E. Lefrançois, P. Debaillon, N. Mohamad

CETMEF, Compiègne, France ; Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Laboratoire Roberval, Compiègne, France ; DREAL, Rouen France ; Marine Engineering Department, Tishreen University, Syrian Arab Republic


16:15 - 16:40

Experimental investigation of mooring forces in an inland navigation lock : comparison between through the head and longitudinal filling systems

T. Heinz, D. Christiaens, D. Bousmar

Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering, Université catholique de Louvain & Hydraulic Research Laboratory, Service Public de Wallonie, Belgium


16:40 - 17:05

On a Pragmatic Force Criterion for the Design of a Navigation Lock Filling and Emptying System

K. Verelst, J. Vercruysse, T. De Mulder

Flanders Hydraulics Research & Civil Engineering Department, Ghent University, Belgium




17:30 - 19:00

Boat trip in Ghent

19:00 - 23:00

Conference Dinner at the Medieval Castle of the Counts



5 June 2013 (Wednesday)


08:00 - 08:30





SESSION A3: Ship Behaviour in Locks


08:30 - 08:55

Behaviour of Ships Approaching and Leaving Locks: Open Model Test Data for Validation Purposes

M. Vantorre, G. Delefortrie

Maritime Technology Division, Ghent University, Belgium & Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium


08:55 - 09:20

Numerical study on hydrodynamic behaviour of ships sailing in locks

H.-Z. Wang, Z.-J. Zou

School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering & State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


09:20 - 09:55

Hydrodynamics of a ship while entering a lock

T. Vergote, M. Vantorre, K. Eloot, J. Verwilligen

DEME & Flanders Hydraulics Research & Maritime Technology Division, Ghent University, Belgium


09:55 - 10:20

The use and validation of OpenFOAM to determine the lateral and longitudinal forces exerted on a vessel in the lock and in the lock approach

A. de Loor, A.J. van der Hout, O.M. Weiler, W.C.D. Kortlever

Deltares & Rijkswaterstaat, Centre for Infrastructure, The Netherlands




10:20 - 10:35

Refreshment break




SESSION A4: Ship Behaviour in Locks


10:35 - 11:00

Activities of PIANC Working Group 155: Ship behaviour in locks and lock approaches

C. Thorenz

Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW), Karlsruhe, Germany


11:00 - 11:25

Lock Manoeuvres: Practical Cases in Europe and Panama

K. Eloot, M. Vantorre, J. Verwilligen, D. Bus, R. Cleeren, E. Gheyle, E. Veche, E. Heugen, J. Van Drongelen, R. Salas, R. Detienne

Flanders Hydraulics Research ; Ghent University, Maritime Technology Division; Flemish Pilotage, Belgium ; Station de Pilotage, Dunkerque, France ; Dutch Pilotage, The Netherlands ; Panama Canal Pilots, Panama ; Brabo, Belgium


11:25 - 11:50

Real-time simulation of ships manoeuvring in locks

R. Henn

DST - Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems, Duisburg, Germany




11:50 - 12:00

Closing Words by Marc Vantorre, Professor at Ghent University, Maritime Technology Division



12:00 - 13:30

Bus trip to Antwerp and lunch



13:30 - 18:00

Afternoon technical visits to the Berendrecht lock and to the Left Bank lock under construction


Bus stop at Antwerp Berchem railway station. Here you can take the train to Brussels National Airport (30min)


Back in Ghent



6 June 2013 (Thursday)


10:00 - 12:00

Visit to Flanders Hydraulics Research

with particular attention for the model of the new Panama Canal locks


SESSION A1: Ship Behaviour in Locks

Day 1


SESSION A2: Ship Behaviour in Locks

Day 2


SESSION A3: Ship Behaviour in Locks

Day 3


SESSION A4: Ship Behaviour in Locks

Day 3


SESSION B1: Ship - ship interaction

Day 1


SESSION B2: Interaction - CFD studies

Day 2


SESSION C1: Manoeuvring

Day 2


SESSION C2: Manoeuvring

Day 2


SESSION D1: Effects of passing vessels

Day 1


SESSION E1: Shallow water effects - experimental studies

Day 1


SESSION E2: Shallow and confined water effects

Day 2



Port_of_Ghent       MOW

DeNul       MDK       BRABO       MBZ


rina       UGent       MOW