ON THE DESIGN OF MOORING LINES FOR DEEP WATER APPLICATIONS
This paper generalized the catenary equations for inextensible mooring lines, by examining them in a dimensionless form, which allows the generation of certain design curves applicable to a broad class of naval offshore operations. As an example, candidate mooring lines for an offshore platform are considered in water depths ranging from 1000 - 4000 feet with the maximum tension prescribed at the 5% excursion from station. The candidate mooring lines consist of single component (all wire rope, all chain) as well as multiple component (wire rope/chain) combinations.
Catholic University of AmericaDepartment of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Washington, DC USA 20017
- Niedzwecki, J M
- Casarella, M J
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Pagination: 41 p.
- Issue Number: Pt 1
- TRT Terms: Cables; Dynamics; Mooring cables; Offshore moorings
- Old TRIS Terms: Cable dynamics
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00127583
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: N00014-68-A0506-0001
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM