The concept of a novel type of platform was developed, which was termed "Air Stabilized Platform" or "ASP" for short. The effect of the compressibility of air was given in terms of an "Air Pocket Factor-f sub air." Functional relationships for f sub air with respect to internal draft of the airpocket and its geometry are developed. Several generic platform designs based on the ASP concept were designed and model tested. The results are compared with analytical results. The platforms were moored by spread mooring, tension leg mooring or were free floating. Finally realistic applications of the ASP as support platforms for floating industrial plants were considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Hawaii, Manoa

    Department of Ocean Engineering
    Honolulu, HI  United States  96822

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Seidl, L H
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 159 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-940-80098
  • Contract Numbers: DO-A01-78-00-3104
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM