AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO DETERMINE THE MOTIONS AND MOORING TENSIONS OF THREE BUOYS
Final technical rept.
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA
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Models of three buoys were tested. In these tests, the effects of both waves and currents were simulated. Two buoys were models of ones already in service, one was a model of a buoy currently under development. As a result of the tests, a single-point mooring configuration for the new, CANUN buoy was developed. Of particular interest during the study was the visibility of the buoys in various sea and current conditions. The test results were used to predict the fraction of time that the buoys remained within 2, 3 and 4 deg of vertical. Over all current conditions and sea states the CANUN with the new, single-point moor remained most vertical.
- Marine Engineering