Accession Number:

ADA393233

Title:

Slice Trailer Coupling System - Connection Concepts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 May 1999-31 May 2001

Corporate Author:

MAINE UNIV AT ORONO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

This report documents a review of concepts for interconnection of a trailer and the SLICE vessel. The long-term goal is to develop a safe method of attaching a trailer to the SLICE vessel for swift and effective transport of personnel and cargo. The main objective of this particular work is to present a list of viable concepts for the SLICEtrailer connection and to identify risk mitigation measures. A summary of viable concepts found from a review of the literature is presented along with a brief discussion of the dynamics of a flexibly connected 2-Module floating system. Proper quantification of the connections influence on the dynamic response is imperative if the SLICEtrailer system operation is to be controlled effectively.

Subject Categories:

  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Marine Engineering
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE