Accession Number:

ADA066985

Title:

Relative Motion between LCU and Mariner Models in a Seaway,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

A program of model seakeeping tests was carried out in the MIT Ship Model Towing Tank for the purpose of estimating the relative motion between the deck of an LCU and the top end of a cargo boom on a Mariner ship during a typical offshore unloading situation. A five foot long Mariner model, scale 1 to 96 18 inch 1 foot, was available at the Tank and the LCU model was built to this scale. Tests were carried out in scaled sea states 3 and 4 which were simulated by irregular seas of the Pierson-Moskowitz spectra representing fully developed seas of wind speeds of 15 knots and 18 knots respectively. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE