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|Title:||RRDF field experiment wave and current data summary, Fort Story, Virginia|
|Authors:||U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Armaments Command. Transportation Systems Management Office.|
Smith, Ernest R.
Fowler, Jimmy E.
Fort Story, Virginia
Roll-on/roll-off discharge facility
|Publisher:||Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CHL-98-8.|
ABSTRACT: This report documents the wave and current data collected during a field experiment conducted in Chesapeake Bay near Fort Story, Virginia, to determine the limitations and operational capabilities of a roll-on/roll-off discharge facility (RRDF) platform. The goal of the overall experiment was to collect simultaneously structural load data and wave/current data for conditions up to and including sea state 3(significant wave heights up to 5 ft), and survivability of the platform for conditions up to and including sea state 5 (significant wave heights up to 12 ft) if they occurred. Strain gauge and load cell data were collected by U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) from specially instrumented pins and structural members of the modular causeway sections that were used to configure the RRDF (these data were the responsibility of ATC and will be reported in a separate report). Wave and current data reported herein were obtained during the experiment to correlate with the strain gauge and load cell data.
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