Accession Number:

ADA001016

Title:

Flippable Barge for Ocean Engineering Support

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Jul 1974

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA ADVANCED OCEAN ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE