A survey was conducted to compile and annotate the existing wind loads data applicable to ocean facilities structures, including ships, moored systems and offshore structures. After a survey of sources available at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center (DTNSRDC), a bibliography on wind loads data was prepared. Data item summary sheets are given for representative wind loads data, including typical analytical methods and representative experimental methods. The survey revealed that there is a lack of wind loads data on offshore structures and that a handbook on the wind loads on ocean facilities structures is needed for ocean engineering applications. This handbook could be part of a handbook on environmental forces which could include wind, wave and current loads on ocean structures. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Tsai, N T
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-716-01 Dept Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM