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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2,PB-272 999.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Barge Trains, Incorporated

    555 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  USA  90802

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D L
    • Marriner, J E
    • McFarland, D B
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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