ANALYSIS OF FLOATING BREAKWATER MOORING FORCES
A method for analyzing floating-breakwater effectiveness and mooring forces is presented. The mooring-line analysis is based on static equations and is included as a restoring-force term in the equations of motion for the breakwater. Results of the theoretical analysis are compared with model experiments and data obtained in the field. The theory consistently under-predicts mooring forces indicating that further refinement of the analysis is required. Evidence of long-period oscillations in the mooring forces is also presented and discussed.
- Sponsored in part by Coastal Engineering Research Center, Fort Belvoir, Va. Pub. in Ocean Engineering Mechanics, OED-1 pp 77-92 n.d. (PC A02).
University of Washington, SeattleDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Seattle, WA United States 98105
Coastal Engineering Research CenterVicksburg, MI United States
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD United States 20852
- Adee, B H
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Breakwaters; Cables; Dynamic loads; Equations of motion; Floating breakwaters; Force; Harbors; Marine terminals; Mooring; Moorings; Ocean waves; Structural design; Waves
- Old TRIS Terms: Breakwater design; Cables ropes; Harbor structures; Wave forces on structures
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00147038
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WSG-TA-75-31, NOAA-76062927
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM