LOW-FREQUENCY PHENOMENA ASSOCIATED WITH VESSELS MOORED AT SEA

The influence of the low-frequency-wave-drifting force on the motions of moored vessels and the loads in the mooring system is demonstrated from results of model tests in irregular waves. The origin of the wave drifting force is discussed and methods for calculating the mean drifting force are reviewed; and an existing method using the mean drifting force in regular waves is generalized. Some remarks are added concerning effects that have not been accounted for in existing calculation methods. Graphs and equations show data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Pinkster, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00135390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM