Accession Number:

AD0296069

Title:

ANALYSIS OF THE RESPONSE OF MOORED SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE VESSELS TO OCEAN WAVES

Descriptive Note:

Research memo.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE