Accession Number:

ADA126231

Title:

Static and Dynamic Analysis of a Deep-Water Subsurface Mooring for Near-Surface Current Measurements,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The performance of a single-point subsurface mooring for near-surface current measurements in the Gulf of Mexico is examined. Using state-of-the-art computer programs for static and dynamic analysis of single-point moorings, the response of a proposed design to forcing caused by ocean currents, waves, and deployment is predicted. These predictions are, in turn, compared with the performance criteria specified to evaluate the proposed design. It is found that the proposed design is reasonably rigid and, with high probability, will survive the environmental conditions assumed. Selected computer solutions are shown and discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE