MOTION CHARACTERISTICS OF NRL PLATFORM (FORDS) IN WAVES.
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DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C
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The David Taylor Model Basin was requested to make a quantitative study of the motion characteristics of the NRL Alternate 1 Stable Platform Concept FORDS. Tests were conducted in the Seakeeping Facility on a 140-scale model in regular and irregular waves. In general, the motions at the light draft were comparable in magnitude to those of a cargo-type ship of the same displacement. However, at the deep or operating draft, the motion of the platform was reduced considerably. Author