Model Experiments of RO/RO Ships Off-Loading System in Waves and Current
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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Experiments were conducted in waves and calm water to evaluate the performance of several platforms made up to pontoon barges for offloading RORO ships in support of Assault Operations where port facilities are not available. A ferrycauseway consisting of three barges in line was attached to each platform. The experiments were conducted in sea and swell with and without current and measurements obtained of the platform motions and the mooring forces. The mooring forces or drag of the platform in current without waves was also measured.
- Marine Engineering