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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Catholic University of America

    Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
    Washington, DC  USA  20017
  • Authors:
    • Niedzwecki, J M
    • Casarella, M J
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: Pt 1

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Filing Info

  • 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