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A Summary of the SEACON Mooring Validation Experiment
Technical note Oct 1984-Apr 1986
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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This report presents full scale data collected in a comprehensive mooring test of a 2,300-edt construction barge, moored with wire rope in 50 feet of water. Wind, current, and wave excitations and all mooring system responses were measured. Measurements included static, slowly varying, and dynamic responses in slack and taut four-point moorings. Additional tests were conducted to determine single-point mooring behavior and vessel loads due to steady wind and current only. The results are summarized in the form of autospectra, probability density functions, frequency response functions, and associated uncertainty levels. Keywords Current loads cable structures vessel moorings vessel response cable dynamics hydrodynamics offshore construction platform.
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