Numerical Simulation of Impact Tension for Mooring Cable of Underwater Monitoring Platform


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The dynamical model of underwater monitoring platform is formulated aimed at the dynamical response by the action of flow force, based on Hopkinson impact load theory, taken into account the catenoid effect of mooring cable and revised the difference of tension and tangential direction action force by equivalent modulus of elasticity. And solved the equation by hydraulics theory and structural mechanics theory of oceaneering, studied the action force characteristic of mooring cable and motion characteristic of buoy. Through the result the conclusion can be got the buoy will engender biggish heave and swaying displacement, but the swaying displacement got stable quickly and the heaven displacement got vibration for the vortex-induced action by the flow; because the vortex-induced action and the impact action between buoy and the mooring cable, the tension made great changes when the mooring cable was Relaxation-tension.



Edited by:

Mohamed Othman




K. D. He et al., "Numerical Simulation of Impact Tension for Mooring Cable of Underwater Monitoring Platform", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 2060-2064, 2012

Online since:

November 2012


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