COMPUTER SIMULATION OF A TRIPOD MOORING FOR DESIGN AND PREDICTION
Computer simulation studies have been made to optimize the design of a tripod mooring to be deployed in 6 km depth of water for the study of central ocean internal waves. The sensitivity of mooring excursions to cable buoyancy, apex buoyancy, cable size and leg inclination are examined along with variations in current velocity magnitude and direction and the drag coefficients. Comparison of mooring excursions and costs yielded a candidate design for detailed study and simulation later. The techniques and results of the computer simulation that led to the candidate design are described. (Modified author abstract)
- Sponsored in part by the Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va.
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods Hole, MA United States
- Panicker, N N
- Publication Date: 1973-11
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Cable systems; Cables; Drag; Internal waves; Mooring; Moorings
- Old TRIS Terms: Cable drag
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00054255
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WHOI-73-85 Tech Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM