Mechanics of Cable Mooring Systems. Volume III. Parametric Evaluation of Bi and Quad Cable Array Systems.
Final rept. Nov 71-Feb 73,
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING DIV
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This report summarizes the results of a parametric sensitivity study of two cable array systems. The arrays are composed of either two or four mooring legs connected to a large cylindrical member, which is considered to be rigid. The parameters selected for determining their effect on the response characteristics of each system when subjected to directional currents, include cable diameter and weight length of the cylindrical member buoyancy anchor span and array height corresponding to nominal values ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 ft. Each combination of parameters defining a particular array was subjected to a uniform current which was varied both in magnitude and direction. The array was then analyzed to determine this systems configuration, and the loads developed both internally and externally on the structure. Modified author abstract
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