ANALYSIS OF A TOWER-TANKER SYSTEM

A mathematical model is developed to analyze the motions of a tower-tanker system. The buoyant tower is assumed to be pivoted at the base and connected to a ship by a mooring arm or hawser at some elevation above the pivot. The steady and dynamic loads are considered collinear so that the ship assumes a head sea position. A wave tank test is performed to check the validity and accuracy of the analytical model. Good correlations are obtained between the theory and experiment in all cases tested.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 10th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 8-11, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Chakrabarti, S K
    • Cotter, D C
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00178171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 3202, Vol 3 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM