Annotated Bibliography on Relative Motion
Final rept. 13 Mar 1991-13 Mar 1992
COLUMBIA RESEARCH CORP ARLINGTON VA
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To transfer cargo successfully between ships at sea, or between ships and platforms offshore requires the capability of managing relative motion. Relative motion is motion of one body relative to another. The relative motion is what must be overcome to effectively move cargo from one vessel, or platform to another in an open seaway. The problem ranges from insignificant in a protected harbor to virtually impossible in a gale at sea. Concepts for military logistic bases offshore require solutions be developed to the relative motion problem for cargo transfer in many different sea and wind conditions. This annotated bibliography is an attempt to identify in one place much of the work that has been done to date by the military and commercial industry to overcome the problems causes by relative motion. This bibliography documents solutions developed by the Navy and the offshore oil industry, and some patented concepts not fully developed. This bibliography is organized into two sections 1. Alphabetical list of tiles referencing the citation sequence number. 2. Citation list in numerical sequence organized alphabetically by authors name, followed by an abstract where available. Relative Motion, Logistics Over The Shore LOTS , Cargo Handling, Motion Compensation, Logistics, Offshore Oil Industry.
- Marine Engineering