Accession Number:

ADA141952

Title:

Technology Development Plan for Design Guidelines for Wave-Induced Hydrodynamic Loading on Structures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 82-Sep 83,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

This technology development plan reviews the role of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command NAVFAC in developing technology for the design of ocean structures subject to wave-induced hydrodynamic loading. Navy design requirements for ocean facilities and the technological deficiencies requiring further development to make these designs both reliable and economical are discussed. Specifically, the topic of wave force prediction technology is reviewed, and a summary of previous and current NAVFAC and Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory wave forces research is provided. A plan is outlined describing the development process necessary to achieve a comprehensive set of design guidelines for both rigid and compliant structures. Major subjects identified for inclusion in the proposed design guidelines include Morison equation force coefficient selection, Morison equation deterministic static analysis, Morison equation random dynamic analysis, diffraction theory analysis, combined large and small body loading anlaysis for Navy ocean structures. A discussion of each of the topics pertinent to these major items is provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE