LOADING OF COUPLINGS IN PUSHED BARGE-TRAINS. PART I: SMOOTH-WATER LOADING
After a general discussion on coupling arrangements for pushed barge-trains, in which it is mentioned that the loads imposed on the couplings are commonly under-estimated, the Author discusses some relevant DSRK and other regulations and criteria. Smooth-water loads due to longitudinal forces, horizontal transverse forces, horizontal moments, and vertical transverse forces are analysed, and the problem of sufficient manoeuvring-stiffness, an important characteristic of the coupling system, is discussed in detail. Classification Society Rules for the scantlings of the components of the couplings are inadequate and it is therefore necessary to check the design of coupling arrangements to ensure that they will withstand service conditions. For this purpose, the article includes simplified formulae and diagrams. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,140.
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- Frank, W
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 5 p.
- Volume: 9
- TRT Terms: Barge trains; Barges; Couplers; Loads; Tug ship interaction; Tugboats; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Integrated tug barge systems; Tug barge linkage
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00177262
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM