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THE DYNAMICS OF SIMPLE DEEP-SEA BUOY MOORING
Final rept., May 1964-Nov 1965
GM DEFENSE RESEARCH LABS SANTA BARBARA CA SEA OPERATIONS DEPT
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The dynamics of buoy mooring ropes under conditions typical of the open sea were simulated in an analog computer. Motions sufficient to cause significant errors in current meters were found in the ropes. Dynamic tensions rising to dangerous values were found in short, taut, steel ropes. Lesser tensions were found in nylon ropes. Rope shapes in ocean currents varying with depth also were obtained incidental to the principal study.
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