Experimental scours by impinging twin-propeller jets at Quay Wall

Cui, Yonggang and Lam, Wei Haur and Ong, Zhi Chao and Ling, Lloyd and Siow, Chee Loon and Robinson, Desmond and Hamill, Gerard (2020) Experimental scours by impinging twin-propeller jets at Quay Wall. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8 (11). ISSN 2077-1312, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8110872.

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Experiments were conducted to investigate the seabed scour holes due to the interaction between the twin-propeller jet and quay wall. Vertical quay wall was modelled by using a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic plate in a water tank. The relationship between the positions of the propeller and the vertical quay wall was designed according to the actual working conditions of a ship entering and leaving a port. Propeller-to-wall distance and rotational speed were changed to observe the various scour conditions. The scour depth was measured by using an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV). Primary scour hole was found within the jet downstream and secondary scour hole occurred beneath of the propeller. Third scour hole was found close to the quay wall due to horseshoe vortices. The maximum scour position of this third scour hole was found at the jet centre near the quay wall. Temporal formation of scour holes can be divided into three stages: axial scour formation, obstructed scour expansion and equilibrium stages. The quantitative relationships for six characteristic parameters of the scour pit were established including the maximum scour depth (epsilon(max,q)), maximum scour depth position (X-m,X-q), maximum scour width (W-m,W-q), length of main scour pit (X-S,X-q), maximum deposition height (Z(D,q)), and location of maximum deposition height (X-D,X-q).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Twin-propeller; Propeller jet; Scour; Quay Wall
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2023 12:10
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 12:10
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/36281

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