AN ANALYTIC MODEL TO PREDICT THE DYNAMIC LOADING OF A CABLE SYSTEM IN A LINEARLY VARYING CURRENT PROFILE

A discrete mass, lumped parameter model is used to describe the dynamic loading of a cable system in a linearly varying current profile. Taylor adds to the work of Geoller and others by considering a linearly varying current. Dynamic cable drag, current cable drag, cable weight, buoyancy, inertia, and viscoelastic forces are considered by modeling cable segments with a spring, mass, and dash-pot system. The model was found to be applicable to moored and free-floating cable systems with long cables. The theoretical model was found to be accurate when compared to data taken in an in-situ test.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Austin, TX  USA  78712
  • Authors:
    • TAYLOR, R D
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1974 12:00AM