Accession Number : AD0783097

Title :   Advanced Marine Technology: Stable Floating Platform Project.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 68-31 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF ADVANCED OCEAN ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Spiess,F. N.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The study developed designs and demonstrated techniques for coupling large platform sections together at sea. Most recent investigations of feasibility of construction at sea of a large airfield, e.g. 6000 feet long, have employed a barge to haul stable column legs, cross members and associated coupling equipment to a construction site, flip with load from horizontal to vertical, then separate and, finally assemble with the barge in vertical mode serving as a work vehicle part of the platform. Two major conclusions are drawn from the investigations: First that assembly in the open ocean of large floating platforms employing stable columns or spar buoys is feasible; Second, the flippable barge employed in most recent large platform construction has considerable potential as an ocean engineering support vehicle. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Stabilized platforms, *Floating bodies, *Landing fields, Models, Field tests, Couplings, Construction, Assembly, Spar buoys, Columns(Supports)

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE