Experimental and numerical study on deep sea mooring of ocean observation platform

Wataru Koterayama, Masahiko Nakamura, Naoyuki Takatsu, Tetsuro Ikebuchi

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Abstract

A comprehensive ocean observation platform is under development, which can measure biological, chemical and physical properties in the upper ocean mixed layer and the data obtained can be sent to laboratories in real time. The displacement of the platform is about 500 tons and plans for it to be moored in the North Pacific at a depth of 5000m. The wind and wave conditions in that area of the sea are very severe and safety precautions on the platform including mooring lines are essential. Model experiments and numerical simulations on motions and mooring tensions of the ocean observation platform were made for the design of the mooring system and platform. In general, results of numerical simulations showed good agreement with those of experiments, though a few points needing improvement were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages73-79
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventProceeedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: May 28 2000Jun 2 2000

Other

OtherProceeedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period5/28/006/2/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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