Special Issue "Mooring Systems for Offshore Structures and Devices"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 1315

Special Issue Editors

Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portuga
Interests: slamming; mooring analysis; ship vibration; fluid and structure interaction; hydroelasticity
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Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portuga
Interests: ship dynamics; weather forecast; onboard monitoring systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a variety of offshore structures, of renewable energy devices and aquaculture installations that require mooring systems to be kept in position. The mooring system is a critical component of a floating production platform, and its integrity over the field life is of great importance. The present trend that oil and gas fields move toward deeper water imposes stringent requirements on the mooring systems that become very long, raising challenges about their weight, dynamic behavior, and even material properties. The experimental validation of such a long mooring system also raises difficulties. In addition to the station keeping performance, the cost of the moorings is another important issue during the mooring system design of WECs. The cost of moorings is approximated to 10% of total WEC structural cost and can be as large as 30%. Previous analysis on moorings also concluded that particular attention should be paid to mooring system design, in terms of properties and materials selection, to increase efficiency and at the same time reduce extreme mooring loads and fatigue. A floating aquaculture with a mooring system which could meet the global demand increase of cultivation capacity for fish production is also in development. Designing floating net cages and mooring systems is of great concern to the marine aquaculture industry due to the potential structural failures in storm waves and current during storm events.

The present Special Issue of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering will be dedicated to innovative mooring concepts, computational methods, high-fidelity numerical models, and experimental analysis as a support of the development of mooring systems. Thus, we encourage the submission of high-quality papers in the following areas:

Innovative mooring design and analysis;

Numerical simulations for mooring dynamics;

Computational fluid mechanics for mooring systems;

Model tests of moorings with floating bodies;

Mechanical properties of mooring ropes;

Mooring reliability analysis;

Short-term and long-term extreme response of mooring systems;

Dynamics of moored floating structures;

Mooring design and dynamics of offshore aquaculture systems.

Prof. Shan Wang
Prof. Dr. Carlos Guedes Soares
Guest Editors

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  • mooring design
  • mooring dynamics
  • offshore platforms
  • renewable energy devices
  • Mooring reliability analysis
  • synthetic moorings
  • floating aquaculture

Published Papers

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