COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE ANALYTICAL ASSESSMENT OF FLEXIBLY CONNECTED BARGE TRAINS. VOLUME I: USERS MANUAL
The program described in this report was developed to define the dynamic response of a flexibly connected barge train proceeding with a constant velocity. Hydrodynamic strip theory and a pulsating source potential technique is utilized to define the hydrodynamics properties of the system. Methods of elasto-mechanics are utilized to define the flexibility of the connector system. The theoretical development and complete user oriented information is presented. Examples of input data, program execution and output data are also presented.
- See also Volume 2,PB-272 999.
Barge Trains, Incorporated555 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA United States 90802
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Brown, D L
- Marriner, J E
- McFarland, D B
- Publication Date: 1977-7
- Pagination: 133 p.
- TRT Terms: Barge trains; Barges; Computer programs; Couplers; Dynamic loads; Hydrodynamics; Maneuvering; Motion; Pitch (Dynamics); Seakeeping; Ship motion; Yaw; Yaw
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response
- Old TRIS Terms: Barge motions; Computer programs (Maneuvering)
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00179455
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-940-77088 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-5-38069
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM