A Feasibility Study of a Stable Mobile Ocean Platform as a Naval Base.
NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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A feasibility study is presented, concerning the proposed use of a stable ocean platform as a U.S. foreign naval base. To determine and evaluate the technology necessary to design, produce, and deploy such a base, technical considerations such as wave response, stability, power required for station keeping, structural loads, and materials were studied for several design concepts. Life cycle costs, methods of construction, deployment, and assembly were also evaluated. The required technology is considered to be within the state of the art. Author
- Marine Engineering