Accession Number : AD0756225

Title :   An Inventory of Current Mathematical Models of Scientific Data-Gathering Moors.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HYDROSPACE-CHALLENGER INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Dillon,David B.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : An inventory of current mathematical models of the static and dynamic response of scientific and oceanographic data-gathering moors is presented. Ship moors, military moors, unprogrammed models, non-mooring cable dynamics, obsolete models, purely static models, and cable strumming are excluded from the inventory. A matrix summary of all model characteristics is given, as well as a tabular condensation of the characteristics of each model. It is found that time-domain models are limited by the speed of third-generation digital computers, that frequency-domain models execute faster and model the response to a random seaway in spectral form more readily than time-domain models, and that experimental data are needed, both for establishing parameter coefficients and for verifying overall model accuracy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOORING BUOYS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*MOORING, DYNAMICS), OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, OCEAN WAVES, OCEAN CURRENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, HYDRODYNAMICS, MECHANICAL CABLES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE