Preliminary investigations into mooring forces on a semisubmersible and a turret moored tanker in pack ice, current and waves

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Conference15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 16-20 June 1996, Florence, Italy
Subjectsemisubmersible; tanker; mooring forces; pack ice; waves
AbstractPhysical model tests were carried out on a scale model of a semisubmersible and a monohull tanker in drifting pack ice. The tests covered a range of drift velocities, directions and ice concentrations. The models were tested in both a fully restrained and moored condition. Data from the experiments were used to develop a semi-empirical numerical model to predict maximum global loads on the mooring system. These results were compared with the maximum loads on the mooring system caused by hydrodynamic forces (waves and current) predicted from a linear numerical model for waves.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5562
NPARC number8895871
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