—Many analytic factors affect predicted results of
mooring line’s static and dynamic responses associated with the
platform motions. The paper presents a study of analytic factors
that influence static and dynamic responses of a mooring line.
These factors include mooring line characteristics,
environmental conditions, and external excitations such as
platform motions. In this paper, a finite element model for a
mooring line system is built for a comparative study on
computational efficiency and convergence of different initial
values for static analysis. The paper also presents investigation
of mooring line dynamic responses under different
environmental conditions and external excitations, and
discusses various influences of the above mentioned factors on
the mooring line dynamic tension. Some conclusions are drawn,
which can be the reference for mooring line design and analysis.
—Mooring line, dynamic analysis, finite element
model, slender rod theory.
The authors are with the Harbin Engineering University, China (e-mail:
Cite: Gang Ma, Liping Sun, Youwei Kang, and Lixin Xu, "Effects of Different Influence Factors on Static and
Dynamic Analysis of Mooring Line," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 95-102, 2015.