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A Numerical Study on Motion Responses of a Mat-Support Jack-Up During Positioning

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Zhaode Zhang, Yuhong Wang

Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China

Paper No. OMAE2015-41545, pp. V001T01A009; 8 pages
  • ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 1: Offshore Technology; Offshore Geotechnics
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, May 31–June 5, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5647-5
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


The motion response of a mat-support jack-up during positioning is studied in this paper using numerical analysis software SESAM. In the process of jack-up positioning, the square bottom mat is gradually lowered and the floating jack-up, secured by anchor chains, moves in six degrees of freedom in response to the dynamic loading of wave, current and wind combined. Numerical simulations are carried out to solve motion responses of the floating structure with mat at different depths. The sensitivity of motion responses to wave periods and directions are analyzed. The maximum motion amplitudes under the design environmental conditions and the risk of the mat crashing with the seafloor are evaluated.

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