STATIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF A MOORED BUOY SYSTEM

The report presents in detail the development of a mathematical model which describes the essential mechanical-dynamic characteristics of the cable in a moored buoy system, under the influence of wave excitation, current, and wind. This system consists of a surface floating buoy connected to the ocean floor by a flexible line. An analysis of the effects of instrument packages, or other weights attached to the cable, is presented as is a study of slack and taut type moorings. The environmental factors contributing significantly to the system's motion are current, wind and surface waves.(Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Sperry Rand Corporation, Great Neck, N.Y. Sperry Systems Management Division.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oceanics, Incorporated

    Plainview, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Goodman, T R
    • Kaplan, P
    • Sargent, T P
    • Bentson, J
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-72090841 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: NAS8-26879
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM