Study on a new mooring system integrating catenary with taut mooring

Chunyan Ji, Zhi-Ming Yuan, Minglu Chen

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Abstract

Analyzed are the merits and demerits of catenary mooring system and taut mooring system, which are commonly used nowadays. As falling somewhere between these two systems, a new mooring system integrating catenary with taut mooring is proposed. In order to expound and prove the advantages of this new system, the motion performance of a semi-submersible platform is simulated by employing full time domain coupled analysis method. A comparison of the result of new mooring system with that of taut mooring system shows that the movement of the platform using the new type mooring system is smaller than that using the taut mooring system, which ensures a better working condition. Furthermore, the new mooring system is also compatible with the characteristics of catenary mooring system, which eliminates the requirement of anti-uplift capacity of the anchors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-440
Number of pages14
JournalChina Ocean Engineering
Volume25
Issue number3
Early online date27 Aug 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • catenary
  • taut mooring system
  • semi-submersible platform
  • lumped mass
  • coupled analysis

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