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The securing of rigid semi-trailers on roll-on/roll-off ships.

Turnbull, S. R. and Dawson, D. (1997) The securing of rigid semi-trailers on roll-on/roll-off ships. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 39 (1). pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

The paper briefly reviews the background to the development of a mathematical model for the estimation of the loads in the lashing systems of box-type road trailers on board roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ships. The theoretical basis employs a defined case of ship motion representative of the behaviour of such vessels in severe conditions. The mathematical model allows a range of lashing configurations and characteristics to be explored, together with the effect of parameters such as suspension stiffness, tyre stiffness, height of the centre of mass of the load and tyre and trestle friction with respect to the deck. The effects on the magnitude of the loads induced in the lashings by altering the motion of the ship and the position of the trailer on the ship are also investigated.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: RoRo ; trailer ; securing ; ship ; lashings ; model
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: UNSPECIFIED
ID Code: 20472
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2008 15:57
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:38
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/20472

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