DOWNTIME EVALUATION FOR OPERATIONS FROM FLOATING VESSELS IN WAVES
Methods are described for evaluating downtime for a variety of in-ocean operations from floating vessels in waves. Downtime estimates are determined from the motion characteristics of the vessel in waves, an evaluation of motion parameters and limits directly associated with operations to be performed, and wave conditions to be encountered. Results provide quantitative measures for evaluating feasibility of operations, relative benefits of alternative vessels, and the effectiveness of special equipment and procedures for increasing operating time.
- Paper presented at 1977 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, San Francisco, California, May 25-27.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Burke, B G
- Publication Date: 1977
- TRT Terms: Drilling ships; Performance; Seaworthiness; Ship motion; Ship operations; Weather conditions
- Old TRIS Terms: Drilling ship performance; Seakindliness; Weather delays
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00156188
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Reporter and Engineering News
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM