0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Physical Simulation of the Hull-Tether Coupled Dynamics of a Deepwater TLP

[+] Author Affiliations
R. Jayalekshmi, V. G. Idichandy, R. Sundaravadivelu

Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Paper No. OMAE2007-29125, pp. 149-157; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2007-29125
From:
  • ASME 2007 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 1: Offshore Technology; Special Symposium on Ocean Measurements and Their Influence on Design
  • San Diego, California, USA, June 10–15, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4267-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3799-8
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

The behavior of TLP merits rigorous numerical and experimental studies. Understanding the coupled dynamics is crucial towards establishing the safety of the structure on survival conditions in one hand and optimization of structure geometry for superior performance on the other. The hull-tether coupled dynamics that occur in very deep water cannot be accurately studied through model tests due to depth limitations of the existing model testing facilities and possible scale effects (in the case of ultra-small scale models). In this paper an experimental methodology is presented for physically simulating the coupled behavior of a single column TLP in a wave basin having dimensions 30m × 30m × 3m. Combination of model tests and numerical analysis were carried out. The experimental results are presented for hull motions, tether displacements and dynamic tether tension. The tether profiles indicate hull-tether coupling vividly. The results establish the success of the experimental methodology and importance of coupled behavior.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In