Accession Number : AD0668217

Title :   SURFACE MOORINGS. REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Berteaux,H. O.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The report presents a brief history of the moorings and tabulates their comparative performance. It also reviews the possible types of failures and the difficulties of failures evaluation. A theory which could explain the failure of the wire ropes is submitted. Improvements in the mooring systems evaluation and hardware are briefly outlined in the conclusion. Detailed information documenting the report is gathered in the Appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOORING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), HISTORY, MECHANICAL CABLES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), WIRE, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, CORDAGE, LOADS(FORCES), IMPACT SHOCK, NYLON, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, INSTRUMENTATION, STRESSES, TABLES(DATA), BUOYS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE