CNA wave pump platform design concept evaluation : numerical modelling of floating moored bodies in regular sea states

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report; no. OCRE-TR-2013-043
Physical description96 p.
Subjectwave pump platform; numerical mooring model
AbstractThis report presents the results of numerical simulations for the purpose of assessing the survivability of a moored platform in the Lord's cove environment. A time domain numerical model was used to predict platform motions and line tensions under both typical operating conditions and in extreme conditions (hurricane). Inputs to the numerical model were provided by the results of model tests, computations by ANSYS AQWA and published data for the mooring lines. Results indicate that, for the parameters investigated, the line tensions are well within acceptable safety margins. It is recommended that mooring lines be chosen sti enough to minimise motions under operating conditions without breaking under extreme environmental conditions.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationOcean, Coastal and River Engineering; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21270994
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Record created2014-03-04
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