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Author Ma, Kai-Tung, author

Title Mooring system engineering for offshore structures / Kai-Tung Ma, Yong Luo, Thomas Kwan, Yongyan Wu
Published Cambridge, MA : Gulf Professional Publishing, [2019]
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Contents Front Cover; Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures; Copyright Page; Contents; Biographies; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgment; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 History of offshore mooring; 1.2.1 Floating drilling-rapid growth in the 1960s and 1970s; 1.2.2 Floating production-deepwater boom in 2000s; 1.2.3 Technologies-enabling the migration to deeper water; 1.2.4 Industry standards-multiple codes needing harmonization; 1.3 Floating drilling enabled by mooring; 1.3.1 Drilling semi; 1.3.2 Drillship; 1.3.3 Tender-assisted drilling (TAD); 1.4 Floating production enabled by mooring
1.4.1 Tension-leg platform (TLP)1.4.2 Semisubmersible (semi); 1.4.3 Spar; 1.4.4 FPSO and FSO; 1.4.5 Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) buoy; 1.5 Differences between drilling and production; 1.6 Floating wind turbine; 1.7 Questions; References; 2 Types of mooring systems; 2.1 Overview; 2.1.1 Temporary versus permanent moorings; 2.1.2 Catenary versus taut leg moorings; 2.1.3 Spread versus single-point moorings; 2.2 Spread mooring system; 2.2.1 Equally-spread versus clustered-spread moorings; 2.3 Single-point mooring system; 2.3.1 Internal turret mooring system
2.3.2 External turret mooring system2.3.3 Disconnectable turret mooring system; 2.4 Other types of single-point mooring system; 2.4.1 Tower yoke mooring system; 2.4.2 Catenary anchor leg mooring system; 2.5 Dynamic positioning and thruster-assisted systems; 2.5.1 Dynamic positioning system; 2.5.2 Thruster-assisted mooring system; 2.6 Questions; References; 3 Environmental loads and vessel motions; 3.1 Loads on floating structures; 3.1.1 Mooring system to resist environmental loads; 3.1.2 Site-specific environmental data; 3.1.3 Loads in different frequency ranges; 3.2 Wind load
3.2.1 Description of winds3.2.2 Wind-induced forces; 3.3 Wave load and vessel motions; 3.3.1 Description of waves and swells; 3.3.2 Wave-induced forces and motions; 3.4 Current load and vortex-induced motion; 3.4.1 Description of currents; 3.4.2 Current-induced forces and vortex-induced motion; 3.5 Ice load; 3.5.1 Description of ices; 3.5.2 Ice-induced forces and ice management; 3.6 Other topics on environment loads; 3.6.1 Directional combination of wind, waves, and current; 3.6.2 Sensitivity study on wave period; 3.6.3 Wave-current interaction; 3.7 Questions; References; 4 Mooring design
4.1 Design basis4.1.1 Gather input data; 4.2 Design process; 4.2.1 Select mooring system type; 4.2.2 Determine the profile (catenary or taut leg); 4.2.3 Design the mooring pattern; 4.2.4 Design the mooring line composition; 4.2.5 Optimize the mooring design; 4.3 Design considerations; 4.3.1 Limiting vessel offset; 4.3.2 Minimizing line tension; 4.3.3 Reducing fatigue damage accumulation; 4.3.4 Avoiding clash or interference; 4.4 Design criteria; 4.4.1 Design codes; 4.4.2 Vessel offset requirement; 4.4.3 Strength design criteria; 4.4.4 Fatigue design criteria; 4.4.5 Operability requirement
Summary The mooring system is a vital component of various floating facilities in the oil, gas, and renewables industries. However, there is a lack of comprehensive technical books dedicated to the subject. 'Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures' is the first book delivering in-depth knowledge on all aspects of mooring systems, from design and analysis to installation, operation, maintenance and integrity management. The book gives beginners a solid look at the fundamentals involved during mooring designs with coverage on current standards and codes, mooring analysis and theories behind the analysis techniques. Advanced engineers can stay up-to-date through operation, integrity management, and practical examples provided. This book is recommended for students majoring in naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, and allied disciplines in civil or mechanical engineering. Engineers and researchers in the offshore industry will benefit from the knowledge presented to understand the various types of mooring systems, their design, analysis, and operations. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Deep-sea moorings
Mooring of ships
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Hydraulics.
Form Electronic book
Author Kwan, Thomas, author
Luo, Yong, author
Wu, Yongyan, author
ISBN 012818552X (electronic bk.)
9780128185520 (electronic bk.)