Active mooring line transducer for small scale physical model tests

Donnai, D. and Sutherland, J. and Clarke, J. (2014) Active mooring line transducer for small scale physical model tests. In: Coastlab14 (5th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science), 29 September – 2 October 2014, Varna, Bulgaria.

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Abstract

Physical models of moored floating structures are used extensively when looking at complex wave-structure interactions such as those involved in vessel downtime & mooring analyses. In order to correctly represent the motion of a vessel at berth, the highly nonlinear mooring line characteristics need to be correctly re-created at scale. A novel active mooring line transducer (AMLT) is described, which reproduces the non-linear characteristic of mooring lines, without the restrictions of linear springs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Maritime > General
Coasts > General
Divisions: Coastal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:50
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:50
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/941

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