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Title: Stabilized floating platforms

Abstract

The subject invention is directed to a floating platform for supporting nuclear reactors and the like at selected offshore sites. The platform is provided with a stabilizer mechanism which significantly reduces the effects of wave action upon the platform and which comprises a pair of relatively small floats attached by rigid booms to the platform at locations spaced therefrom for reducing wave pitch, acceleration, and the resonance period of the wave.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UNION CARBIDE CORP
OSTI Identifier:
862631
Patent Number(s):
3978805
Assignee:
Unites States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B63 - SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS B63B - SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
stabilized; floating; platforms; subject; directed; platform; supporting; nuclear; reactors; selected; offshore; sites; provided; stabilizer; mechanism; significantly; reduces; effects; wave; action; comprises; pair; relatively; floats; attached; rigid; booms; locations; spaced; therefrom; reducing; pitch; acceleration; resonance; period; significantly reduce; nuclear reactors; nuclear reactor; significantly reduces; spaced therefrom; reducing wave; /114/441/

Citation Formats

Thomas, David G. Stabilized floating platforms. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Thomas, David G. Stabilized floating platforms. United States.
Thomas, David G. Thu . "Stabilized floating platforms". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862631.
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abstractNote = {The subject invention is directed to a floating platform for supporting nuclear reactors and the like at selected offshore sites. The platform is provided with a stabilizer mechanism which significantly reduces the effects of wave action upon the platform and which comprises a pair of relatively small floats attached by rigid booms to the platform at locations spaced therefrom for reducing wave pitch, acceleration, and the resonance period of the wave.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
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