SOFT MOORING SYSTEMS AT EXPOSED TERMINALS

This paper describes a soft mooring system developed for an exposed tanker terminal proposed on the Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. The response of moored ships to both waves and wave groups and low energy portions of wave spectra is discussed. Natural periods of ship motions for various mooring configurations are compared to the periods of the waves, swell and wave groups. Analytic and model test results showing the decrease in mooring forces with the increase in system flexibility are presented.

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  • Pagination: p. 355-365

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  • Accession Number: 00174278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM