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A Novel Procedure for Mooring Chain Fatigue Prediction based on Maximum Principal Stress Considering Out-of-Plane and In-Plane Bending Effects
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A Novel Procedure for Mooring Chain Fatigue Prediction based on Maximum Principal Stress Considering Out-of-Plane and In-Plane Bending Effects
Choung, Joonmo; Han, SeungOh;
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 Abstract
As OPB and IPB moment-induced fatigue damage on mooring chain links were reported for a offloading buoy, verification of OPB and IPB fatigue has been a key engineering item in offshore structure mooring design. Mathematical and physical features of the conventional approach which was mainly explained in BV guideline are reviewed and disadvantages of the conventional approach are addressed in terms of stress proportionality and nonlinearity of OPB and IPB moments. In order to eradicate these disadvantages, a novel approach is newly proposed which is able to dispel apprehension on stress proportionality and is not dependent of nonlinearities of OPB and IPB moments. Significant differences between two approaches are suggested by comparing relations of OPB moment versus OPB interlink angle and IPB moment versus IPB interlink angle. For periodic OPB tension angle processes having three different OPB angle ranges with a simple irregular tension process, fatigue damage calculation reveals that OPB moment-induced fatigue damage has dominant portion to total fatigue damage. Comparative studies between two approaches also show that the conventional approach based on BV guideline predicts fatigue damage far conservatively since it assume unrealistic high stress concentration factor for tension load. Meanwhile IPB moment-induced fatigue damage is negligible compared to tension-induced fatigue damage.
 Keywords
OPB;IPB;Interlink angle;Tension angle;Stress proportionality;Maximum principal stress;Hotspot total stress;Stress concentration factor;
 Language
Korean
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