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Fact Sheet

Tide Cycle Analysis & Underkeel Clearance (UKC) Verification

 
         

 

Start Date:  Oct 2005

Projected
End Date:
 Sep 2007

 

POC:

POC

 


 

Problem Addressed:  

Underkeel clearance and evaluation of tide cycle characteristics are important considerations for analysis for most deep-draft or coastal harbor studies, especially those that address needs for increased depth. Understanding requirements for vessel clearance and scheduling of vessel movements to take advantage of tidal elevation to provide marginal waterway depth helps to explain the limitations for fleet or vessel service imposed by waterway specifications. Requirements for clearance and use of tides have direct impact on the needs for increased depths and related improvements and often represent considerable marginal costs for plan formulation.

 


 

Objective:

 

The project objective is the development of a computerized application to allow for consistent and cost-efficient assessment of vessel clearance based on input of data for actual operating conditions respective to timing of vessel movement or transit, tidal elevation and waterway specifications.

 


 

Benefits:  

The computerized application will enable planners to more objectively and efficiently assess valid allowances or requirements for vessel clearance as a critical input for economic analysis and design specifications for planning of coastal waterway system improvements.

 


 

Status:

 

Completed

 


 

Contract Data:

130465, E5074

 

Progress:

 

Products (Bookshelf/Toolbox):

 


 

Related Links:

 

 


 

Revised 23 Sep 2011

Source: Navigation Economic Technologies Program

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