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Mega-Float

  • M. FujikuboEmail author
  • H. Suzuki
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Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 3)

Abstract

The Mega-Float project is a pontoon-type Very Large Floating Structure that was designed for deployment in protected waters such as in a large bay. It consists of a floating structure, a mooring system, and access infrastructure. While construction of a breakwater was contemplated, the existing breakwater around the site was found to be sufficient. Unlike conventional ships where the response is dominated by rigid-body motions, the response of the Mega-Float is dominated by hydroelastic responses because of its thin mat-like configuration. A 6-year research project was conducted in Japan with the aim of developing the fundamental design, construction, and operational technologies in Phase I (1995–1997) and a corroborative study on the use of the Mega-Float as an airport in Phase II (1998–2001). This chapter gives an overview of the Mega-float research project including its purpose and achievements.

Keywords

Splash Zone Mooring System Floating Structure Serviceability Limit State Hydroelastic Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean EngineeringGraduate School of Engineering, Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Ocean TechnologyPolicy, and Environment, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of TokyoChibaJapan

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