Accession Number : ADA318036

Title :   Advanced Modular Lighterage/Platform Technology Development.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 95-Feb 96.

Corporate Author : ROSENBLATT (M) AND SON INC NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Rosenblatt, M.

PDF Url : ADA318036

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : This report documents a conceptual design effort for the Amphibious Cargo Beaching (ACB) Lighter, a modular barge system which is being developed to replace the Navy Lighter (NL) pontoon causeway system. The ACB Lighter will be rapidly deployed from an auxiliary crane ship and be assembled and operated in sea conditions through sea state three to support Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) operations. The primary objectives of this Phase I effort were: (1) the review of pertinent code and non-code hull design procedures for applicability to the development of an acceptable and practical design criteria for the ACB Lighter structure; (2) preliminary structural design of the module to verify the feasibility of developing a light but durable hull structure within the 30 long ton handling weight limit set for each lighter module; (3) selection and arrangement of lighter fittings for handling, stacking, cargo tie-down, and mooring; (4) development of intermodal requirements for module stowage, stacking and handling; and (5) development of a preliminary arrangement for the modular ACB Lighter.

Descriptors :   *BARGES, *AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS, *LIGHTERS(BOATS), REQUIREMENTS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AUXILIARY, SHIPS, LIMITATIONS, WEIGHT, STORAGE, HANDLING, CRANES, SEA STATES, HULLS(STRUCTURES), PONTOONS, MOORING, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, FITTINGS, CAUSEWAYS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE