International Journal of Civil & Structural Engineering
Author(s) : A. M. HASSAN, ABDULAMEER QASIM , ANIS A.MOHAMAD ALI, MOHAMAD J. K. ESSA
Fender systems are very important part in marine and offshore structures.They are used to decrease the influence of impact forces of vessels during berthing or mooring conditions. This paper focuses on evaluating the response of a cylindrical rubber fender (Length = 5m,outer diameter = 0.5 m and inner diameter= 0.25m) subjected to impact load that comes from a mooring ship with capacity 330,000 DWT. Three curves are drawn representing the mechanical response of the cylindrical rubber fender under the influence of impact load, the first curve is the highest response and represents the result of the impact due to the initial speed of ship, but the other curves represent the reaction of cylindrical rubber fender after the initial impact.