Accession Number : ADA116000

Title :   Catenary Analysis for Mava Buoy Array Recovery.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov-Dec 80,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Mayoral,Carlos R

PDF Url : ADA116000

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A two-dimensional static catenary analysis technique developed for recovery of a MAVA buoy array deployed at a depth of 4515 m. is described. Unique requirements for recovery, including the need to retrieve the anchor releases as well as the buoy, led to the use of an unusual array geometry. Values calculated from the analysis provided an accurate indication of the array geometry and were esesential in the highly successful recovery. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Acoustic arrays, *Mooring buoys, *Mooring, *Recovery, *Catenaries, *Mathematical models, Anchors, Release mechanisms, Deep oceans, Acoustic detectors, Hydrophones, Cables, Polyamide plastics, Plastics, Concrete

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Marine Engineering
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE