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Volume 138, 2017The 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||2-Structural and Construction Engineering|
|Published online||30 December 2017|
On the effect of drag forces in mooring system restoring forces
1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University 222, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, 04763, Republic of Korea
2 Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University 222, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, 04763, Republic of Korea
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Mooring line is a major source of stability and plays a key role in the global response of offshore floating wind turbine. In the current state of the research, a formulation based on the analytical catenary equation is most commonly used for the analysis of mooring lines. However, due to the inability of catenary equations to consider the ocean current drag forces on mooring lines, the effect of drag forces on fairlead restoring forces has not been investigated yet. In this study, we have investigated the influence of drag forces on fairlead forces using discrete catenary formulation for modeling mooring line. The discrete catenary formulation has the ability to incorporate ocean current drag forces. Three types of elements; fully suspended, touchdown and seabed element are formulated to model the suspended, touchdown and seabed portion of a slack mooring line, respectively. The influence of viscous drag on the fairlead restoring forces is demonstrated through the analysis of OC3-Hywind mooring system subjected to ocean currents. It was found that the viscous drag significantly influences the fairlead forces.
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