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A model barge train, with 100:1 scale ratio, was tested in regular waves and random seas. The train was driven by a tugboat at the aft end and the barges were of a type which can be used in both a seaway and for inland navigation. The hulls were connected in either a linked or a jointed configuration and for each case the following experiments were performed: tests in regular waves of constant steepness at various speeds, test in regular waves at various speeds and wave steepnesses to test for linearity, and test in a random seaway, with a significant wave height of 14 feet. Heaving, pitching, horizontal joint load and vertical joint load were measured during the experiments and compared to one another and to theoretical results. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Eleftheriou, I T
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 143 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2710
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1973 12:00AM