DESIGN OF DEEP-SEA MOORING LINES

Moored drilling platforms, underwater docking facilities, surface and subsurface oceanographic data acquisition systems, aids to navigation, and lobster trap markers are different examples of constrained floating structures. The performance of the lines which connect them to the anchoring points is critical and will depend, in part at least, on the correct analysis of the mooring line response to the static and dynamic loads imposed by gravity, currents, and waves. Specific environmental conditions and deployment techniques introduced practical problems which must be recognized at an early stage for the selection of the mooring components. Experimental data are necessary to validate theoretical models and derive empirical relations. Methods of analysis, areas of practical problems, and results of measurements made from a number of buoy systems recently set in the North Atlantic are described. The case study of a single point moored buoy set in the Gulf Stream is then presented as an example of the use of the theoretical and practical concepts reviewed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Marine Technology Society

    5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
    Columbia, MD  USA  21044
  • Authors:
    • Berteaux, H O
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 33-46
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1972 12:00AM