ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE FACTORS FOR SUBSURFACE MOORINGS IN A DEEP-SEA ENVIRONMENT

Analysis of various taut, subsurface, deep moorings in a high-shear current are summarized. Wire rope, nylon, and Fiber-B lines are compared, as well as the effects of distributed buoyancy and enclosing fairing. Fiber-B is potentially better than steel wire. Fairing has a stronger effect. Both Fiber-B and fairing pose practical problems. Vertical deflections of 5% of depth are obtainable. Deflections of 1% or less require extraordinary measures. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydrospace-Challenger Incorporated

    2150 Fields Road
    Rockville, MD  USA  20850
  • Authors:
    • Dillon, D B
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HCI-TN-6549-001 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-73-C-0386
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM