ANALYSIS OF THE RESPONSE OF MOORED SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE VESSELS TO OCEAN WAVES
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This study analyzes the response of a moored ship or submersible craft, in uniform or irregular waves, and also the forces in the mooring lines induced by ship responses. The response in heave, surge, and pitch of a moored ship or submersible craft with known hydrodynamic characteristics to waves approaching head-on can be calculated by use of the method outlined in this Memorandum. Computed values of the response of a moored 880-ton vessel simulated by a rectangular block of equivalent displacement, moored in uniform waves, are found to compare favorably with results of model tests.
- Marine Engineering