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Numerical studies on CALM buoy motion responses and the effect of buoy geometry cum skirt dimensions with its hydrodynamic waves-current interactions

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Numerical studies on CALM buoy motion responses and the effect of buoy geometry cum skirt dimensions with its hydrodynamic waves-current interactions. / Amaechi, Chiemela Victor; Wang, Facheng; Ye, Jianqiao.

In: Ocean Engineering, Vol. 244, 110378, 15.01.2022.

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@article{083404e202554b6cb541a799d3840857,
title = "Numerical studies on CALM buoy motion responses and the effect of buoy geometry cum skirt dimensions with its hydrodynamic waves-current interactions",
abstract = "An essential aspect of Catenary Anchor Leg Moorings (CALM) buoy structures are the components of hydrodynamics like waves, underwater current, and wind. In this study, numerical investigations on CALM buoy were carried out. Firstly, motion study of free-floating CALM buoy was conducted in ANSYS AQWA. Then an Orcaflex-coupled model of the CALM buoy system with submarine hoses in Lazy-S configuration, was presented. It was attached to six mooring lines under 100 m water depth. Two types of buoy geometries have been investigated: Square Buoy (SB) and the Cylindrical Buoy (CB). Different cases with the same buoy widths were considered using three buoy skirts at 13.90m, 12.90m, and 11.90m. Diffraction analysis was used to obtain the motion behaviour. Results on the CALM buoy motion responses in six degrees of freedom (6DoF) like surge and heave motions, response amplitude operators (RAOs), radiation damping, and added mass, were also presented. The buoy geometry and skirt both influence its hydrodynamics. The study successfully achieved good reports on motion characteristics and wave-current interaction (WCI) for CALM buoys. ",
keywords = "Ocean hydrodynamics, Waves-current interaction (WCI), CALM Buoy skirt, Floating offshore structure (FOS), Response amplitude operator (RAO), Hydrodynamic motion response",
author = "Amaechi, {Chiemela Victor} and Facheng Wang and Jianqiao Ye",
note = "This is the author{\textquoteright}s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Ocean Engineering. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Ocean Engineering, 244, 2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.110378",
year = "2022",
month = jan,
day = "15",
doi = "10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.110378",
language = "English",
volume = "244",
journal = "Ocean Engineering",
issn = "0029-8018",
publisher = "Elsevier Ltd",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Numerical studies on CALM buoy motion responses and the effect of buoy geometry cum skirt dimensions with its hydrodynamic waves-current interactions

AU - Amaechi, Chiemela Victor

AU - Wang, Facheng

AU - Ye, Jianqiao

N1 - This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Ocean Engineering. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Ocean Engineering, 244, 2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.110378

PY - 2022/1/15

Y1 - 2022/1/15

N2 - An essential aspect of Catenary Anchor Leg Moorings (CALM) buoy structures are the components of hydrodynamics like waves, underwater current, and wind. In this study, numerical investigations on CALM buoy were carried out. Firstly, motion study of free-floating CALM buoy was conducted in ANSYS AQWA. Then an Orcaflex-coupled model of the CALM buoy system with submarine hoses in Lazy-S configuration, was presented. It was attached to six mooring lines under 100 m water depth. Two types of buoy geometries have been investigated: Square Buoy (SB) and the Cylindrical Buoy (CB). Different cases with the same buoy widths were considered using three buoy skirts at 13.90m, 12.90m, and 11.90m. Diffraction analysis was used to obtain the motion behaviour. Results on the CALM buoy motion responses in six degrees of freedom (6DoF) like surge and heave motions, response amplitude operators (RAOs), radiation damping, and added mass, were also presented. The buoy geometry and skirt both influence its hydrodynamics. The study successfully achieved good reports on motion characteristics and wave-current interaction (WCI) for CALM buoys.

AB - An essential aspect of Catenary Anchor Leg Moorings (CALM) buoy structures are the components of hydrodynamics like waves, underwater current, and wind. In this study, numerical investigations on CALM buoy were carried out. Firstly, motion study of free-floating CALM buoy was conducted in ANSYS AQWA. Then an Orcaflex-coupled model of the CALM buoy system with submarine hoses in Lazy-S configuration, was presented. It was attached to six mooring lines under 100 m water depth. Two types of buoy geometries have been investigated: Square Buoy (SB) and the Cylindrical Buoy (CB). Different cases with the same buoy widths were considered using three buoy skirts at 13.90m, 12.90m, and 11.90m. Diffraction analysis was used to obtain the motion behaviour. Results on the CALM buoy motion responses in six degrees of freedom (6DoF) like surge and heave motions, response amplitude operators (RAOs), radiation damping, and added mass, were also presented. The buoy geometry and skirt both influence its hydrodynamics. The study successfully achieved good reports on motion characteristics and wave-current interaction (WCI) for CALM buoys.

KW - Ocean hydrodynamics

KW - Waves-current interaction (WCI)

KW - CALM Buoy skirt

KW - Floating offshore structure (FOS)

KW - Response amplitude operator (RAO)

KW - Hydrodynamic motion response

U2 - 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.110378

DO - 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.110378

M3 - Journal article

VL - 244

JO - Ocean Engineering

JF - Ocean Engineering

SN - 0029-8018

M1 - 110378

ER -