SAFETY OF FLOATING DRYDOCKS IN ACCORDANCE WITH MIL-STD-1625A

The U.S. Navy as a primary user of floating dry docks has developed MIL-STD-1625A to certify drydocking facilities for a rated lifting capacity for drydocking Naval ships. Whereas the MIL-STD covers both the design and material condition of the dry dock and associated machinery, this paper deals specifically with the lifting capacity and stability of the dock. Review of the design characteristics of a floating dry dock shows that a series of limiting curves can be developed to define envelopes for the maximum lifting capacity of the dry dock. These envelopes address the structural strength of the dock, its buoyant capacity, and stability during the drydocking operations. Sample curves are presented with supporting calculations in an Appendix.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Engrs J., 94 <1982>, p.75 <Oct.> (9 pp., 6 ref., 3 graphs, 6 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Wasalaski, R G
  • Publication Date: 1982

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM