VIBRATIONS IN MOORING LINES FROM OCEAN WAVES

Analytical and numerical solutions are presented for some relatively simple mooring configurations for deep water oceanographic buoys. Moorings with taut lines can sometimes be treated analytically, but moorings with slack lines and large displacements are treated numerically. It is seen that for relatively slack moorings the horizontal loads can be large enough to create a taut condition and that the dynamic response then increases while keeping the dynamic loading constant. A dimensionless means of presentation is developed so that the dynamic responses of moorings with different geometry can be directly compared. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Office of Naval Research, Washington, D.C., and Office of Sea Grant, Rockville, Maryland. Published in the Proceedings of Symposium on Flow-Induced Structural Vibrations, August 14-16, 1972, Karlsruhe, Germany. Paper F2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Oceanography
    Corvallis, OR  USA  97331
  • Authors:
    • Nath, J H
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-73010406
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1973 12:00AM