PRACTICAL DESIGN APPROACHES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF BARGE PERFORMANCE IN OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION AND LAUNCHING OPERATIONS

The problems and solution techniques encountered in quantifying the safety factors involved in the transportation of large offshore structures on deck cargo barges are discussed in this paper. The primary factors considered are environmental force prediction, stability, motion and strength, and their interaction, which forms the criteria for selecting an acceptable barge/jacket configuration for towing and launching operations. The methodologies are presented and compared in light of the state of the art in naval architecture and structural analysis, and practical implications on the design of the tiedown system and jacket reinforcement are discussed based on past experience.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Szajnberg, R
    • Greiner, W
    • Chen, HHT
    • Rawstron, P
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM