A general discussion is presented of the various mooring line components available for use. An analytical tool is also presented which determines the stiffness characteristics of a multi-component cable including the effect on line stretch, and demonstrates how these could be included in the dynamic analysis of an offshore construction vessel moored by a multi-leg anchoring system. The maximum limiting tension of the mooring line considered, which is a combination of anchors, clump weights, chains and cables is determined from several breaking strengths and anchor capacities associated with the various cable configurations that can occur. In order to illustrate a practical application, the dynamic response of a moored production barge subjected to external environmental forces is examined.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 113-129

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  • Accession Number: 00311499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM