MULTI-DIRECTIONAL SEAS--A PRACTICAL TOOL FOR EVALUATING THE FEASIBILITY OF MARINE OPERATIONS

The timing and feasibility of installing skyscraper-sized structures in the ocean depends strongly upon limitations dictated by motion responses of complex combinations of heavy lift vessels, barges and the structures to be installed. This paper discusses the methodology employed to set up the complex physical simulation of lowering a 10,000+-ton offshore tower by means of a lift ship and mating it to a predrilled template in a North Sea environment. The techniques used to generate the multidirectional seas are presented, and the resulting functions characterizing the measured model sea are discussed and compared to an optimal reference system.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Edwards Jr, R Y
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13p.

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  • Accession Number: 00660853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM