28 July 2005
Figure 5-12 Hydro-pneumatic Fender.
Hydro-pneumatic fender and counter weight being installed (Marine Fender
SELECTION AND DESIGN OF FENDER SYSTEMS.
The major factors influencing the selection of the best fender system for a
particular situation include the following:
The fender system must have sufficient energy-absorption capacity to absorb the
kinetic energy of the berthing vessel.
This is the force that is exerted on the ship's hull and on the berthing structure
during impact. The reaction force has a significant effect on the design of the