Active mooring line transducer for small scale physical model tests

Active mooring line transducer for small scale physical model tests.
Donnai, D.and Sutherland, J. and Clarke, J.
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. (2014)

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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
ID Code:951
Deposited On:28 Oct 2014 08:51
Last Modified:19 Jul 2017 08:02

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