Accession Number : ADA322357

Title :   Amphibious Cargo Beaching (ACB) Lighter Development - Phase I.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept. May 95-Jan 96.

Corporate Author : KVAERNER MASA MARINE INC ANNAPOLIS MD

PDF Url : ADA322357

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 419

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. Results are presented for three major sub-phases of study: (1) technology review to establish state-of-the-art and identify new and emerging technologies of direct application to ACB Lighter development; (2) platform requirements review to establish the constraints and conditions imposed through various mission operations with an objective of providing a set of general limitations of criteria to guide design; and (3) preliminary design including review of options for module forms, analysis of module response and operational performance, initial definition of structural requirements, and identification of module outfit conditions. The report presents a recommended concept for continued development.

Descriptors :   *DESIGN CRITERIA, *CONTAINERSHIPS, *LIGHTERS(BOATS), *STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, DEPLOYMENT, LOADING(HANDLING), STATE OF THE ART, SHIP MOTION, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, CARGO, HYDROSTATICS, HYDRODYNAMICS, SHIP HULLS, BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY, BARGES, PONTOONS, SHIP DECKS, MOORING, STATIC STABILITY, SEAWORTHINESS, MOORED BODIES, CAUSEWAYS, FLOATING PLATFORMS, WATERJET PROPULSION.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE