Mechanics of Cable Mooring Systems. Volume VI. A Computer Program for Analyzing The Steady State Configuration of a Tri-Moored Array with Included Rigid and Deformable Members.
Final rept. Nov 71-Feb 73,
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING DIV
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A computer program, TRIDEF, is described which was developed to evaluate the spacial configuration of a tri-moored cable array containing a cylindrical member. The member may be considered to be rigid or elastically deformable. Analysis is based on a finite element representation of a cable, using a lumped parameter treatment of all external forces acting on the system. The loadings which are assumed, are that of the dead weight of the structure and the hydrodynamic forces on the cables and moored member produced by directional currents. Listings of the computer program along with an example of its usage is given. The program is written in FORTRAN 4. Author
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