Accession Number:

AD0679693

Title:

A STRESS AND STABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE PILOT PROJECT OCEANIC TELESCOPE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENTATION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

During the development of the Oceanic Telescope a stress and stability analysis was performed in order 1 to aid in the evaluation of various designs 2 to determine the required buoyancy and cable strengths to meet performance specifications 3 to provide detailed information on the final configuration and 4 to provide load and geometry information at various stages during telescope deployment. The principal tool used in the stress analysis was a computer program called SEASNAKE which produces detailed tension and geometry information for a wide variety of three-dimensional cable configurations and current conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE