THEORETICAL EVALUTATION OF THE SEAKEEPING BEHAVIOR OF LARGE OTEC PLANT PLATFORMS AND COLD WATER PIPE CONFIGURATIONS

A theoretical study of the seakeeping behavior of a number of large ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) platform/cold water pipe configurations is described. Both the theoretical methods employed and parametric calculated results are described. In the present study five generic platform types (ship, submarine, semi-submersible, disc and spar) and three CWP materials (aluminum, reinforced concrete and glass reinforced plastic or GRP) were considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810

    Department of Energy

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    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Barr, R A
    • Murphy, P
    • Ankudinov, V
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-02-2681
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM