AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO DETERMINE THE MOTIONS AND MOORING TENSIONS OF THREE BUOYS

Models of three buoys were tested. In these tests, the effects of both waves and currents were simulated. Two buoys were models of ones already in service, one was a model of a buoy currently under development. As a result of the tests, a single-point mooring configuration for the new, CANUN buoy was developed. Of particular interest during the study was the visibility of the buoys in various sea and current conditions. The test results were used to predict the fraction of time that the buoys remained within 2, 3 and 4 deg of vertical. Over all current conditions and sea states the CANUN with the new, single-point moor remained most vertical. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Limited number in color. Reproductions will be in black and white.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Incorporated

    111 Lockheed Way
    Sunnyvale, CA  USA  94088
  • Authors:
    • Webster, W C
  • Publication Date: 1968-12-27

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LMSC-D022460
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-83851A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1970 12:00AM