Accession Number : AD0769066
Title : Engineering Analysis of Performance Factors for Subsurface Moorings in a Deep-Sea Environment.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : HYDROSPACE-CHALLENGER INC ROCKVILLE MD
Personal Author(s) : Dillon,David B.
Report Date : AUG 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract : Analysis of various taut, subsurface, deep moorings in a high-shear current are summarized. Wire rope, nylon, and Fiber-B lines are compared, as well as the effects of distributed buoyancy and enclosing fairing. Fiber-B is potentially better than steel wire. Fairing has a stronger effect. Both Fiber-B and fairing pose practical problems. Vertical deflections of 5% of depth are obtainable. Deflections of 1% or less require extraordinary measures. (Author)
Descriptors : (*MOORING, DEEP WATER), MECHANICAL CABLES, CABLE FAIRINGS, CORDAGE, NYLON, WIRE, OCEAN CURRENTS, DRAG
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE