MECHANICS OF CABLE MOORING SYSTEMS

This study is an attempt to systematically investigate the behavior of selected cable parameters in relation to deep water mooring applications under three dimensional, steady-state loading conditions. The solution procedure incorporates a finite element representation of the cables and the "method of imaginary reactions" for the calculation of the equilibrium configurations, and is coupled with the phase-plane-technique for solving the equations of motion governing the dynamic response. The current regimes are assumed to be uniform and horizontal over the full depth of the cables; and hydrodynamic forces are included in the external forces acting on each cable segment. The results are presented in the form of non-dimensional design curves which permit determination of cable configurations and support reactions for various combinations of cable properties and hydrodynamic loading. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For copies write in care of Harry E. Whitmore, Associate Director, TEES.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Texas Engineering Experiment Station
    College Station, TX  USA  77843
  • Authors:
    • Nuckolls, C E
    • Dominguez, R F
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 21

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #73-4 Tech Bull
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM