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We are doing similar projects right now.  The Owner supplied the necessary
criteria (lateral loading due to sway, as well as the amount of pitch and
roll).  The criteria also identified three conditions: during transport, 1
year service, and 100 year service).  Is there any hope for your client
providing you with such information?

Dan Huntington
KJWW Engineering

Bohm, Gabriel wrote:

> Imagine a steel structure supporting heavy equipment, lots of piping,
> platforms, etc, fully pre-assembled, placed on the deck of a ship and
> sent from one continent to another. A few questions come to mind:
> How do you quantify ocean sway loads? Is there a textbook on this topic?
> Any articles?
> How's the structure secured to the deck? If the actual securing scheme
> is not known during the design stage (which means unknown boundary
> conditions), how can the structure be checked?
> Who bears ultimate responsibility when things go wrong?
> Your feedback will be much appreciated.
> Gabe Bohm
> San Dimas, Ca.