Large Floating Platform Technology: A Review

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R. L. Bedore

San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif.

J. Basic Eng 94(4), 834-840 (Dec 01, 1972) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3425574 History: Received June 12, 1972; Online October 27, 2010


The purpose of this study was to review all material relevant to the design, construction, and operation of a large floating columnar platform made of ferroconcrete. Existing platforms, motion analysis, anchoring, powering, assembly and ferroconcrete are discussed. The study indicates that ferroconcrete platforms can be built and that electric power generation sites may be the first application of the idea.

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