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Motion response analysis of FPSO's CALM buoy offloading system


Sun, L and Zhang, X and Kang, Y and Chai, S, Motion response analysis of FPSO's CALM buoy offloading system, ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 31 May - 05 June 2015, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9780791856598 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1115/OMAE2015-41725


Catenary anchor legs mooring (CALM) buoy offloading system is widely used in offshore oil and gas exploitation engineering. Proper prediction of the motion response of CALM systems is very important to the fatigue analysis of offloading pipelines and the design of mooring lines. Numerical models of a CALM system in survival and operation conditions will be established in this paper, and motion characteristics of the buoy and its sensibility to environmental factors, as well as performance of slender bodies are derived. More importantly, the shuttle tankerís stability in plane and the risk of its collision with other floating bodies are focused on in this paper. All of the conclusions will provide recommendation for designing in practical engineering.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:offloading, motion response, FPSO, CALM buoy
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Mining and extraction of energy resources
Objective Field:Oil and gas extraction
UTAS Author:Chai, S (Professor Shuhong Chai)
ID Code:101238
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2015-06-15
Last Modified:2016-07-19

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