Accession Number : AD0881182

Title :   Mobile Ocean Basing Systems - A Concrete Concept.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Jan-30 Jun 70,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Hromadik, J. J. ; Davis, D. A. ; Griffin, D. F. ; Lorman, W. R. ; Wolfe, M. J.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Large floating ocean platforms are envisioned as satisfying basing requirements of the Navy in the mid 80's. The floating platforms would consist of structural components mass-produced, constructed into modules ashore, launched, towed to the site and assembled into platforms. This investigation studied various configurations using concrete as the construction material. The scope of effort included synthesis of concepts, concrete production, construction methodology and cost, and an RDTandE plan. It is concluded that concrete is a feasible and practical construction material for large ocean platforms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONCRETE), (*FLOATING DOCKS, (*NAVAL OPERATIONS, PLANNING), (*LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES), STABILIZED PLATFORMS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, CLASSIFICATION, HYDRODYNAMICS, CONSTRUCTION, ASSEMBLY, COSTS, VULNERABILITY, MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE