Preliminary Design of mooring line in floating wave energy farm

부유식 파력발전단지 조성을 위한 계류선 초기설계

Jung, DongHo;Song, JaeHa;Shin, SeungHo

  • Received : 2013.11.06
  • Accepted : 2013.12.18
  • Published : 2013.12.31


In this paper, the mooring system for a floating wave energy farm is designed based on a two-dimensional analysis. The mooring system uses an anchorless mooring line linking two floaters in a floating wave energy farm. The basic equation to determine the length of the mooring line between the two floaters is proposed. The other properties such as the diameter and pretension are taken from the mooring line for a single floater. The dynamic behavior and safety of the designed mooring system under extreme ocean conditions are analyzed with the commercial software Orcaflex. A numerical study shows the stability and high safety in tension of the designed mooring lines for a floating wave energy farm. The proposed anchorless mooring system for a floating wave energy farm results in a considerable reduction in the length of the mooring line, contributing to the economics of a floating wave energy farm.


Mooring line design;Floating wave energy farm;Numerical analysis;Anchorless mooring line


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