Accession Number : ADA259343


Title :   Conceptual Study of a Module Connector System for a Deployable Waterfront Facility


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Sep 1991-31 Mar 1992


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259343.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : This report presents three conceptual methods for connecting barge- like modules in open seas. The goal is to identify new technology and materials for use in the development of a high strength connecting system that can be installed fast in open seas with limited heavy lift equipment. The three concepts presented are: flat, flexible connector with pneumatic bladders, cylindrical, flexible connector with pneumatic bladders, and flat, flexible connector with a mechanical closure. Major components of each concept are described to demonstrate the mechanism of the concept. Preliminary calculations are provided to show the strength and holding capacity. The advantages and disadvantages of each concept are discussed. Research and development requirement for each concept are discussed. Research and development requirement for each concept are identified. A test procedure to verify the feasibility of the concepts is also proposed.... Modular connector, Conceptual study, Open seaways, Flat, Flexible connector, Cylindrical, Flexible connector, Pneumatic bladders.


Descriptors :   *CONNECTORS , *BARGES , TEST AND EVALUATION , REQUIREMENTS , CLOSURES , HIGH STRENGTH , SEA BASED , MECHANICAL COMPONENTS , BLADDERS


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE