APPLICATION OF PROBABILITY TO THE DESIGN OF SINGLE-POINT MOORINGS

A procedure has been developed to analyze mooring forces and to aid the selection of design parameters for single-point mooring systems. The results of an example study indicate that a conventional SPM buoy could be used successfully to permanently moor a 52,000-dwt tanker in water 260 ft deep under moderate sea conditions. The procedure utilizes scaled-model data and environmental observations to derive force probability functions, which define the probability of exceeding any given force in the mooring system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Haring, R E
    • Beazley, R A
    • Kipp, K L
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00019349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1974 12:00AM