Accession Number : ADA114420

Title :   A Methodology for the Evaluation of Alternative Offshore Container Discharge Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1979-1981,

Corporate Author : EG AND G WASHINGTON ANALYTICAL SERVICES CENTER INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Bird,J Dexter , III

PDF Url : ADA114420

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 210

Abstract : An analytical model and methodology are developed for the evaluation of alternative offshore container discharge systems. The study utilizes a computer program for a sensitivity analysis and tradeoff evaluations of various technical options, including breakwater systems and motion mitigating crane systems. Preferred mixes of options are presented. The computer model is compared with actual test results. Validity of the computer program cannot be confirmed, but good utility potential is indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Unloading, Shipping containers, Cargo ships, Transfer, Shores, Sea states, Breakwaters, Cranes, Trade off analysis, Computerized simulation

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE