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Model testing of the dynamic response of a moored vessel

A model-testing program was carried out for the dynamic response of a turret moored FPSO in design environmental conditions.

The tests were made in the DHI 3D deep-water wave basin. An FPSO model was designed and constructed according to detailed dimensions agreed upon among the REBASDO partners. A special mooring line system was selected for obtaining the correct mooring line characteristics of a turret moored FPSO in deep water.

The environmental conditions (waves and wind) were calibrated and documented.
During the model tests the motions of the FPSO, the loads in turret and mooring lines, the bending moment on the FPSO and the wave elevation around the perimeter of the FPSO was measured.

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