DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF TENDONS IN RANDOM SEAS

The dynamic behaviour of large scale (1:55) undistorted models of Tension Let Platforms (TLP) tendons were investigated. The tendons modeled were for a TLP designed to be deployed in a water depth of 914m. The tendon motions were studied without the presence of the hull. In the study, the tendon models were subject to three quite different design seas and the single and paired tendon configurations were compared under identical wave conditions. The main objective of the study was to examine the dynamic response of TLP tendons under controlled environmental conditions in order to better quantify the observed dynamic behaviour. Underwater video tracking techniques were utilized in the experiments to obtain direct measurement of the inline and transverse displacement. Envelopes characterizing the extreme displacement behaviour, spatial variations in response and collision behaviour are presented and discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OMAE 1995, 14th Intl Conf on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engng; 18-22 June 1995; Copenhagen, Denmark. Sponsored by ASME et al. Procs. Publ by ASME, ISBN 0-7918-1307-X. Vol I, Pt B, p 383 [10 p, 8 ref, 1 tab, 8 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Miedzwecki, J M
    • Rijken, O R
    • Soemantri, D S
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM