Behaviour of Mooring Systems for Different Line Pretensions

Yenduri , Anurag and Montasir,, O.A.A and Kurian, V.J. (2014) Behaviour of Mooring Systems for Different Line Pretensions. [Citation Index Journal]

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Mooring lines are the most commonly used station-keeping systems for floating platforms as they are easy to install and relocate. The mooring lines are usually pre-tensioned so as to use their energy absorption to reduce the platform motions and thereby, to lower the forces in the lines. To decide on the preliminary design of the platforms, it is necessary to investigate the restoring behaviour of the mooring systems for various parameters. In this study, two different mooring configurations with and without mooring line in wave heading direction are considered for determining its behaviour for various pretensions in the lines. A MATLAB code named QSAML has been developed using quasi-static approach to compute the restoring forces of the mooring system. The code is validated with experimental tests and used in this study. It has been observed that with increase in pretension of the mooring line, restoring performance of the mooring system can be improved. The maximum permissible excursions by mooring system in the wave heading direction are found to be more for relatively lower pretension values.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Impact Factor: 0.2
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Deep Water Technology
Depositing User: Prof Dr Kurian V John
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 02:52
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 02:52

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