Hydrodynamic Load Response of a Modular Platform Due to Waves - A Parametric Study
Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center Port Hueneme United States
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In support of the U.S. Navys Logistics Over the Shore LOTS operation in high sea states, the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center NFESC has proposed to develop an advanced modular causeway lighterageplatform system that promises significant advances in the Navys LOTS operation. NFESC selected an advanced lighter design that was based on a building block concept through an initial R and D effort. This design, the Amphibious Cargo Beaching ACB Lighter, uses a 40-ft long by 24-ft wide and 8-ft deep module that would be easy to transport and assemble on site. The modules can be assembled into a larger platform of desired size by using inter-module connectors in both longitudinal and transverse directions. The modularity of this system provides the ability for the users to assemble platforms of various sizes and configurations to meet their changing needs at the forward logistics site.
- Fluid Mechanics