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Coupled Dynamic Analysis of a Mini TLP: Comparison With Measurements

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Xiaohong Chen, Jun Zhang, Pierre-Yves F. Liagne, John M. Niedzwecki

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Per Teigen

Statoil Research Center, Trondheim, Norway

Paper No. OMAE2002-28536, pp. 761-770; 10 pages
  • ASME 2002 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Volume 1
  • Oslo, Norway, June 23–28, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3611-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3599-5
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


A numerical code (COUPLE) was recently developed for computing 6 Degree-Of-Freedom (DOF) motions of a moored floating structure dynamically interacting with its mooring/riser/tendon system. The computation of hydrodynamic forces on the moored structure can be conducted based on a diffraction wave theory model, e.g. WAMIT, and/or the Morison Equation based upon a slender body assumption. Wave kinematics up to the free surface, used in the Morison Equation, is computed using nonlinear deterministic Hybrid Wave Models, and is accurate up to second order in wave steepness. Experimental data from the model tests of a mini TLP was used as the basis for investigation of the numerical computation. Using COUPLE and its alternatives, coupled as well as quasi-static analyses were conducted for the mini TLP model that incorporates four risers and four tendons. Two different methods for computing hydrodynamic loads, namely, WAMIT and Morison Equation, were used, respectively. Through the comparison between the numerical results and the corresponding measurements, dynamic interactions between the riser/tendon system and the hull were examined. Findings made in this study, though based upon a mini TLP may have valuable applications to the design and simulation of a wide range of compliant deep-water structures.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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