Outlines a procedure for predicting the wave-excited motions in ocean moorings. The moorings consist of rigid buoys interconnected by lines which are perfectly flexible in bending. A modal analysis is made of the linearized equations which govern the excursions about an equilibrium configuration. The procedure is also used to evaluate the matrix of flexibility influence coefficients for small deviations about the equilibrium configuration. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Texas A&M University, College Station, Hydromechanics Laboratory.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
  • Authors:
    • Smith, C E
    • Dominguez, R F
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-2-35187
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1973 12:00AM