Accession Number : AD0736117

Title :   Dynamic Analysis of the Naval Postgraduate School Ocean Instrument Platform.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Crane,Mark Francis

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The dynamic and static response of the proposed NPS ocean instrument platform is investigated by developing and solving linear differential equations of motion of the tower in surge, heave, and pitch. The motion is expressed as a response spectrum which is directly proportional to a wave spectrum as the exciting force. The analysis made for various configurations of the lateral restraining cables using both a five point and nine point mooring system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STABILIZED PLATFORMS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, TOWERS, OCEAN WAVES, MECHANICAL CABLES, STABILITY, WIND, THESES, NAVAL RESEARCH, PACIFIC OCEAN

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE