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Pipelaying BargesThe vessel pictured is the Hugh Gordon, a pipelaying barge designed and built by Brown & Root, Inc., Houston, Texas. The largest engineering and construction firm in the United States, Brown & Root is engaged in such activities as construction of chemical and petroleum plants, pulp and paper plants, highways and bridges, and offshore petroleum facilities. The computer program SHCP (Ship Hull Characteristics Program) is used by Brown & Root engineers as a tool in designing barges, such as the one shown, for offshore pipelaying projects. Made available to industry by NASA's Computer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC), SHCP is a composite program designed to solve basic naval architecture problems and to assess the structural integrity and stability of a vessel design; it is used extensively by marine industry designers.
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Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 1979
Subject Category
Technology Utilization and Surface Transportation
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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