Experimental Study on Motion of FPSO and Characteristics of Mooring System according to Turret Position

터렛 위치에 따른 FPSO 거동 및 계류시스템 특성에 대한 실험 연구

Lee, Dong-Yeop;Hong, Jang-Pyo;Cho, Seok-Kyu;Kim, Yoon-Ho;Sung, Hong-Gun;Seo, Jang-Hoon;Kim, Dae-Woong;Kim, Byung-Woo;Seo, Yong-Seok

  • Received : 2015.01.09
  • Accepted : 2015.04.16
  • Published : 2015.04.30


This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the motion of an FPSO (Floating production storage and off-loading) and the characteristics of the mooring systejavascript:confirm_mark('abe', '1');m according to the turret position. Model tests of a turret-moored FPSO were carried out in the Ocean Engineering basin of KRISO. The FPSO was moored using an internal turret and catenary mooring. The models (1/60 scale) that were prepared included the FPSO, turret, and mooring lines. The experiments were conducted in irregular waves and combined environments, with waves, currents, and winds. A time-domain simulation was performed using OrcaFlex. The motion response and mooring line tension from the present calculations were compared with the results of experiments, and the agreement was fairly good. In addition, the results showed that the weathervaning stability was improved when the position of the turret was moved in the bow direction.


FPSO;Turret;Mooring System;Motion;Weathervaning


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Supported by : 산업통상자원부, 해양수산부