ON THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF A CONCRETE BARGE MOUNTED ON A SUBMERSIBLE BARGE IN WAVES

A new plant construction method for providing power plants, petrochemical processing plants, etc. in remote areas of developing countries is now being considered. The method has three processes; 1. Building of a concrete barge with plant facilities <the plant barge>; 2. Towing the plant barge to the site; 3. Setting the plant barge in position. There are two methods of towing a plant barge to its destination. One is towing the plant barge directly <wet towing> and the other is transporting the plant barge mounted on a submersible barge <dry towing>. For the purpose of estimating the design wave loads on a plant barge during a dry-towing project, experiments have been performed with a model plant barge and three model submersible barges. The experiments were made in regular wave conditions and with variable wave lengths, wave height, wave direction and towing speed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Procs. of 3rd International Symp. on Offshore Engineering, held at COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14-18 Sept. 1981 Vol. 3, Part 3, p. 448 (18 pp., 2 tab., 10 graphs, 5 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Inoue, T
    • Kobayashi, Y
  • Publication Date: 1981

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM