EFFECTS OF CONNECTING CONDITION ON MOTIONS OF HUGE FLOATING STRUCTURES IN WAVES

The motions of a very large floating structure consisting of multiple barge type modules is studied theoretically. The three- dimensional panel method is used to determine the hydrodynamic forces taking into account accurately the effect of hydrodynamic interactions among the modules, and the coupled equations of motions are solved directly. The wave drifting forces on the multiple floating structure with three kinds of connectors: ie a rotationally- hinge connector, an elastic connector and a rigid connector is estimated. The effects of connector conditions and the number of modules on the motions and the wave drifting forces are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Trans Soc Naval Arch West Japan, n 89, March 1995, p 111 [11 p, 13 ref, 1 tab, 13 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Takaki, M
    • Lin, X
    • Higo, Y
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM