Accession Number : AD0786184

Title :   Mechanics of Cable Mooring Systems. Volume IV. A Computer Program for Analyzing the Steady State Response of Bi and Quad Cable Arrays.

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. ; Muska,Nancy M.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Described are two computer programs, BIMORC and QUADMORC, which were developed to evaluate the spatial configuration of a Bi-moored and Quad-moored cable array, respectively, containing a cylindrical member. Analysis is based on a finite element representation of the cables, using a lumped parameter treatment of all external forces acting on the system. The loadings which are assumed, are that of the dead weight of the structure and the hydrodynamic forces on the cables and moored member produced by directional currents. Listing of the computer programs is given along with an example of the usage of each. Both programs are written in FORTRAN 4. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE