Accession Number : ADA330599

Title :   Intermodule Connector Technology for Mobile Offshore Base Structures

Descriptive Note : Annual rept., May-Sep 97

Corporate Author : MAINE UNIV AT ORONO

PDF Url : ADA330599

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The objectives for the work under this grant continue to be: (1) Determination of design requirements for Mobile Offshore Base (MOB) connectors and development of accurate, reliable predictions of connector performance; (2) Further development of concepts for flexible intermodule connectors and evaluation using computational modeling; and (3) Proof of concept for selected configurations through fabrication and scale model testing of most promising connector concepts.

Descriptors :   *FLOATING BASES, *NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, CONNECTORS, OFFSHORE STRUCTURES, FLEXIBLE COUPLINGS.

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE