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Research on Mooring System Design for Kulluk Platform in Arctic Region

School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China
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Water 2022, 14(11), 1762; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14111762
Received: 30 April 2022 / Revised: 27 May 2022 / Accepted: 28 May 2022 / Published: 30 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sea, River, Lake Ice Properties and Their Applications in Practices)
Mooring system design of a floating offshore structure in the arctic region is considered to be extremely important. This paper aims at investigating an optimal mooring system for the Kulluk platform operating in the Beaufort Sea, which has ice-free and ice-covered conditions during the whole year time. In order to complete the layout design of the mooring system to satisfy the year-round operation, both the effect of wave loads and ice loads should be considered. The research establishes a coupled numerical production system composed of the Kulluk platform and mooring system. Wave load is solved by potential flow theory. The slender finite element method is used to compute the tension of the mooring system. The nonlinear finite element method, discrete element method, and empirical formula are compared to analyze ice load. Finally, the discrete element method is selected for the analysis of the Kulluk, and the simulated results are compared reasonably with the field data. When studying the mooring line configurations, quantitative time-domain analysis is carried out, including tension of mooring lines and the motions of the platform under different working conditions. The research work in this paper will provide a reference for the optimal design of the mooring system of the platform operating in the Arctic Sea. View Full-Text
Keywords: arctic oil and gas resources; Kulluk platform; mooring system; ice load; ice-structure interaction arctic oil and gas resources; Kulluk platform; mooring system; ice load; ice-structure interaction
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Zhang, A.; Chuang, Z.; Liu, S.; Chang, X.; Hou, L.; He, Z.; Liu, S. Research on Mooring System Design for Kulluk Platform in Arctic Region. Water 2022, 14, 1762. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14111762

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Zhang A, Chuang Z, Liu S, Chang X, Hou L, He Z, Liu S. Research on Mooring System Design for Kulluk Platform in Arctic Region. Water. 2022; 14(11):1762. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14111762

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Zhang, Aobo, Zhenju Chuang, Shewen Liu, Xin Chang, Lixun Hou, Zhen He, and Shiqi Liu. 2022. "Research on Mooring System Design for Kulluk Platform in Arctic Region" Water 14, no. 11: 1762. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14111762

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