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Controlling the motion of ships against long-period waves, focusing on mooring systems in reclaimed harbors shielded by breakwaters

Due to the effects of global warming, extreme weather events such as large typhoons and torrential rains are increasing every year.
These weather events interrupt cargo handling operations at ports and harbors, therefore reducing its efficiency.

Understanding the characteristics of low-frequency motions of ships moored inside ports and harbors can contribute to the efficient operations of cargo handling. Especially, consideration of long-period waves inside ports and harbors which induce the large and low-frequency motions of ships is important.

Modification of mooring systems to include fenders is an effective countermeasure for restraining the large and low-frequency motions of ship, and improvement of security of the system itself.
Air Block Fenders (ABF) can counteract the effects of long-period waves in many ways.

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