A Method for Evaluation and Selection of Deep Ocean Load Handling Systems. Volume 1.
Final rept. 1 Jul 70-12 Feb 71,
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL CORP SEAL BEACH CALIF SPACE DIV
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The study for the Development of a Method for the Evaluation and Selection of Deep Ocean Load Handling Systems was conducted to assist the U.S. Navy in performing seafloor construction projects through consideration of operations involving equipment and transport of materials for load implantment. The study has accomplished four primary tasks 1 The assemblage and organization of data 2 The development of a mathematical model which is descriptive of a generalized total deep ocean implantment mission 3 Translation of the data and model into a computerized method to enhance utilization and 4 Validation of the method through application of selected case examples. The method provides the capability to evalute any selected deep ocean load handling system on the basis of critical mission parameters. This volume contains a synopsis of the study scope of the deep ocean load handling mission, analysis which was performed, and significant findings and general results of the study effort. A technical discussion is provided of the mathematical model inclusive of mechanization logic and evaluation factors. Formulation of the computer model defining format and utility subroutines is presented. Author
- Civil Engineering