Model Study of Mooring Forces for a Barge Moored with Synthetic Line,
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV
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Forces on a moored barge are due to the combined action of wind, current and wave forces. Wave induced forces in the mooring lines are produced when the lines attempt to resist barge motions caused by the waves. Physical model studies are especially useful in examining the effect of the waves it the waves are large andor in shallow water, where the waves are non-linear. This report describes a series of nine tests conducted to determine the maximum mooring line forces for selected conditions. The purpose of this study is to refine the estimates of wave induced force for a specific example by examining the effects of wave height and period on a model barge. Keywords Mooring systems, Barges, Synthetic line.
- Marine Engineering