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Coupled Mooring Analysis in Large Scale Model Tests on a Deepwater CALM Buoy in Mild Wave Conditions

AuthorsBunnik, T.H.J., de Boer, G., Cozijn, J. L., van der Cammen, J., van Haaften, E. and ter Brake E.
Conference/JournalOMAE Conference, Oslo
DateJan 1, 2002

This paper describes a series of model tests aimed at gaining insight in the tension variations in the export risers and mooring lines of a CALM buoy. The test result were therefore not only analysed carefully, but were also used as input and to validate a numerical tool that computes the coupled motions of the buoy and its mooring system.


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