Engineering Modeling of Hockling in Ocean Cables

Period of Performance: 11/20/1998 - 05/20/1999


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Davard Marine
21460 Encina Rd.
Topanga, CA 90290
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


Preliminary research and development of an engineering model for the analysis of hockling of ocean cables. The Phase I objectives are fourfold: 1. Search/research existing literature and models of hockling. 2. Research commercial FEA programs for to-be-developed micro-model compatibility 3. Examine and detail the finite element program, SEADYN, for macro-model compatibility 4. Develop a plan of integration of the above three items. Successful completion of the proposed Phase I effort will provide the transition to an efficient Phase II development of the Engineering Model for Cable Hockling of Ocean Cables