Accession Number : ADA259374


Title :   Deployable Waterfront Wet Tow Evaluation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-20 Mar 92,


Corporate Author : COLUMBIA RESEARCH CORP ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Stambaugh, Karl A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259374.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 95


Abstract : This report presents the results of a feasibility study of towing pontoon barges on their own buoyancy. A review of the specifications and the operation requirements of the pontoon barges, a survey of towing assets and techniques, as well as an evaluation of the critical environmental parameters are conducted to identify the requirements for wet tow operation. Hydrodynamic and seakeeping characteristics of the hull form are evaluated to assess the suitability of the pontoon barges for ocean towing. A parametric analysis is presented of alternatives and modifications required to achieve the operational requirements where deficiencies exist Design criteria required to implement the modifications are recommended.... Pontoon barges, wet tow feasibility, operational requirement, environmental parameters.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *BARGES , *PONTOONS , *TOWING , REQUIREMENTS , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , SPECIFICATIONS , MODIFICATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , SURVEYS , RAPID DEPLOYMENT , TOWING VEHICLES , BUOYANCY , STRUCTURAL RESPONSE , DEFICIENCIES , NAVAL OPERATIONS , OCEANS , SEAKEEPING , HYDRODYNAMICS , SHIP HULLS


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE