In a restricted channel, especially one with steep banks, bank cushion tends to force the bow away from the bank due to the increase in the bow wave on the near side

Related Terms

ABSORBER

That part of the low side of an absorption system, used for absorbing vapor refrigerant.

COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

MODULATING WAVE

A wave which modulates a carrier wave.

HEAVE

The oscillatory vertical rise and fall, due to the entire hull being lifted by the force of the sea. Also called HEAVING

FRICTION

The resisting force encountered at the common boundary between two bodies when, under the action of an external force, one body, moves or tends to move relative to the surface of the other.

PUMP

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into hydraulic fluid power.

LIQUID

Any substance that flows readily or changes in response to the smallest influence. More generally, any substance in which the force required to produce a deformation depends on the rate of deformation rather than on the magnitude of the deformation.

ANGSTROM UNITS

A unit of wave length, equal in length to one ten billionth.

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

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