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Review of the literature on tidal optimization by the Mike21 model

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DOI: 10.23977/ieim.2023.060502 | Downloads: 11 | Views: 107


Lu Ping 1,2


1 School of Merchant Shipping, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306, China
2 Yangtze River Pilot Center, Jiangyin, Jiangsu, 214431, China

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Lu Ping


The navigation environment of the Jiangsu section of the Yangtze River is complex, and the full utilization of port water depth resources is an important guarantee for navigation safety and a favorable condition for accurate tidal forecasting. Improving pilotage safety, tidal forecasting is crucial for ship navigation safety, port operation efficiency, and nearshore engineering. Tidal forecasting can help ensure the safe operation of large ports. At present, various numerical models used domestically and internationally only focus on the impact of tides and currents in coastal areas. There is little research on tidal optimization in narrow and curved long channels such as the Jiangsu section of the Yangtze River, and there are also few researchers using MIKE software to simulate and simulate tidal levels, flow velocities, and flow directions. This article provides a comprehensive study on tidal optimization models and algorithms, the current research status at home and abroad, the problems that need to be solved in tidal optimization, and Mike21.


Navigation environment; Tidal forecasting; Numerical model; Tidal optimization; Mike21; overview


Lu Ping, Review of the literature on tidal optimization by the Mike21 model. Industrial Engineering and Innovation Management (2023) Vol. 6: 10-20. DOI:


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