A SURVEY OF INVESTIGATIONS ON THE CONFIGURATION AND MOTION OF CABLE SYSTEMS UNDER HYDRODYNAMIC LOADING

A comprehensive review of the research investigations on the prediction of the motion of a cable system under hydrodynamic loading is presented. By chronologically and systematically presenting the past studies, the state of the art on the formulation of analytical models applicable to a wide range of problem areas is emphasized. Attempts to predict the steady-state configuration of a two-dimensional cable have been made since World War I. Recent studies have included the dynamic response of these systems to external excitation. The most general problem, which appears to be of widespread practical importance, requires a three-dimensional formulation. Some attempts at this approach have been pursued with limited success. The critical aspect of any analytical model is the inclusion of the hydrodynamic loading forces acting on the cable. A discussion of the physical nature of these forces and a survey of existing analytical models for the loading function is included. A comparison with the limited experimental data available is also presented. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Office of Naval Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Catholic University of America

    Institute of Ocean Science and Engineering
    Washington, DC  USA  20017
  • Authors:
    • Casarella, M J
    • Parsons, Michael G
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM