Abstract

In the present study, concept of a floating logistic terminal (FLT) is evolved using three floats. Emphasis is given on the best configuration of the structures and the reduction of motion of the floating terminal. We present the preliminary numerical and experimental studies of response amplitude operator (RAO) for heave, roll and pitch. The analysis is executed for three different configurations of the floating structures. Though, the application area is for shallow water, however the deep water case is also studied. The motion characteristics are studied for head waves as well as oblique waves. The results obtained from two different methods are compared.

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