Accession Number : AD0430742


Title :   ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS OF ACCELERATION DATA.


Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 3,


Corporate Author : LESSELLS AND ASSOCIATES INC WALTHAM MASS


Personal Author(s) : Bailey,F C ; Fritch,D J ; Wise,N S


Report Date : 17 Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : Efforts concern a program to record and analyze seaway induced accelerations at representative locations on a dry cargo vessel over a long period of time with a view toward establishing extreme values of accelerations which might be encountered by the vessel and to characterize the above acceleration data in terms which will be of direct assistance in predicting extreme values of load conditions to which cargo would be subjected. Seven accelerometers and an unmanned recording system were installed aboard the S. S. Wolverine State on regular North Atlantic service, and data were obtained over a period of 15 months. It is possible to make only general recommendations relative to control of cargo loads since this investigation was limited to a single ship-type and route. Conclusions and recommendations are presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   ACCELERATION , CARGO SHIPS , OCEAN WAVES , MOTION , LOADS(FORCES) , RECORDING SYSTEMS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , ATLANTIC OCEAN , CARGO , INSTRUMENTATION


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