It is now widely known by engineers that the analysis of mooring line motions and forces, for design purposes, is usually a very complicated, nonlinear problem. Several numerical methods exist which rely on the computer. Generalizations on certain aspects of the design are difficult to make, however, unless many computer runs are made, and even then certain trends may not be clear. An approximate method is presented here for a closed solution for taut moorings, in a way that allows important generalizations to be made regarding the relative influence of internal and external damping on the response of a mooring system. In addition the method can be used for the design of some systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published as Oregon State University, Corvallis. Engineering Experiment Station Reprint Series-111; and published in Marine Techology Society Journal, V8, N5 pp 29-35, June 74. A sea grant college program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
  • Authors:
    • Smith, C E
    • Yamamota, T
    • Nath, J H
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORESU-R-74-012, NOAA-75040715
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A0369-0007
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM