Flippable Barge for Ocean Engineering Support
Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Jul 1974
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA ADVANCED OCEAN ENGINEERING LAB
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The report is a final summary of investigations involving preliminary design and study of task capabilities of a flippable barge employed in support of ocean engineering missions. The craft resembles a large ocean going barge with tanks and piping arranged such that one end can be flooded and the vehicle rotated into a vertical position. In this attitude it would be a deep draft work platform with stability comparable to FLIP but with much larger payload, allowing performance of much more demanding missions. A one-eighth scale model 45 feet long of the barge has been built and tested at sea, including successfully flipping, deploying and recovering a deck load of spar buoys.
- Marine Engineering