Effects of Mooring Line Failure on the Wave Frequency Responses of Truss Spar Platforms

M. A. W. , Mohamed and O. A. , Montasir and V. J. , Kurian and M. S. , Liew (2012) Effects of Mooring Line Failure on the Wave Frequency Responses of Truss Spar Platforms. In: International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, June 17–22, 2012, Rhodes, Greece.



Experimental and numerical studies on a typical truss spar with intact and damaged mooring line conditions are presented. Physical model motions in surge, heave and pitch in addition to the mooring line tensions were measured. A MATLAB code named TRSPAR was developed for the dynamic analysis of truss spar. The numerical predictions agree very well with the measurements for the two structure conditions. Mooring line failure has shown insignificant effect on the wave frequency responses of the truss spar. However, for relatively low frequency waves, surge responses for mooring damage condition are lower than the corresponding intact mooring condition responses.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Truss spar; responses; mooring lines; waves; experiment; simulation.
Subjects:T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Academic Subject One:Offshore Structures
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Deep Water Technology
ID Code:10598
Deposited By: Dr Montasir Osman
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 23:48

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