Slow drift damping due to drag forces acting on mooring lines

M. Nakamura, W. Koterayama, Y. Kyozuka

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Hydrodynamic forces acting on mooring lines are essential in the case of a slow drift oscillation of a floating structure, because drag forces acting on mooring lines act as the damping force and have a great effect on the slow drift oscillation. In this paper a time domain Modified Approximate Method for calculating the dynamic tension of mooring chain is presented. The calculated results of the slow drift oscillation of floating structure and dynamic tensions of mooring lines obtained by using this method are compared with the experimental ones. The calculated results are in good agreement with experimental ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-296
Number of pages14
JournalOcean Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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