Slice Trailer Coupling System - Connection Concepts
Final rept. 15 May 1999-31 May 2001
MAINE UNIV AT ORONO
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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.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Marine Engineering
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation