Accession Number : AD0786183

Title :   Mechanics of Cable Mooring Systems. Volume III. Parametric Evaluation of Bi and Quad Cable Array Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 71-Feb 73,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dominguez,Richard F. ; deCastongrene,Russell O.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This report summarizes the results of a parametric sensitivity study of two cable array systems. The arrays are composed of either two or four mooring legs connected to a large cylindrical member, which is considered to be rigid. The parameters selected for determining their effect on the response characteristics of each system when subjected to directional currents, include: cable diameter and weight; length of the cylindrical member; buoyancy; anchor span and array height corresponding to nominal values ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 ft. Each combination of parameters defining a particular array was subjected to a uniform current which was varied both in magnitude and direction. The array was then analyzed to determine this system's configuration, and the loads developed both internally and externally on the structure. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Mooring, *Deep water, *Mechanical cables, *Parametric analysis, Hydrodynamics, Buoyancy, Dynamic loads, Dynamic response, Elastic properties, Hydrodynamic codes, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE