MARCS: AN INTEGRATED COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR THE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF MARINE STRUCTURES

MARCS consists of four primary subsystems referred to as AUTOPLAT, SEA-LOAD, STRAN and PILEAN. Each of these is responsible for one of the major data handling or analysis functions that is involved in the design or analysis of a marine structure. The data management techniques used by the system are described as are the methods of structure description and modeling utilized in the AUTOPLAT subsystem. A discussion is included of the Coupled Interaction Capability of MARCS that permits an integral analysis of a fixed offshore platform with its linear superstructure and non-linear foundation. System operation is described in terms of the way an engineer uses MARCS to design and analyze typical kinds of marine structures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Bridges, J W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 417-434
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1662 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM