STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF A MOORING YOKE FOR A SINGLE POINT MOORING SYSTEM

A procedure is presented for evaluating the structural performance of a mooring yoke under operational loading conditions. The analysis is performed using the finite element method in conjunction with pre- and post-processing algorithms for determining environmental loads and performing viability checks against various design standards. The marine environment subjects offshore structures to severe and highly complex design conditions. Offshore structural design and analysis requires sophisticated and rigorous treatment of all of the time varying forces that come into play when a structure is subjected to wave loadings. This is especially true of single point mooring system structures such as the mooring yoke, which, with its complicated geometry, experiences wave loads from the moored structure, and unusual boundary conditions which may likewise vary with time.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 167-187

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM