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Development of an open-source simulation tool for mooring systems

Résumé : This paper presents the development of an open-source object-oriented program, named OpenMOOR, for static and dynamic analyses of mooring systems in ocean renewable energy applications, including offshore wind turbines and wave energy devices. The program is developed for cross-platform applications. It can be used as a standalone software or a dynamic linking library for developing coupled models of the moored structures/devices. A finite difference model of mooring cables is adopted for solving the motion of a single cable which can deal with the hydrodynamic effect, cable bending/torsional stiffness and nonlinear strain-tension relationship. Parallel computing is implemented for efficient analysis of a mooring system consisting of multiple cables, as common in the practice. OpenMOOR has then applied to analyse a single mooring cable under forced harmonic motions at the top end. The cable responses are found to agree well with the experimental data in the literature, which validates OpenMOOR.
Domaine de référence : EMR
Auteur Chen Lin, Basu Biswajit
Année de parution : 2018.
Type de document : Article de revue.
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Ce projet est financé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional, la Région Normandie et le Conseil Départemental de la Manche.