Development of Yoke-Spring Mooring System for Floating Structures in Coastal Areas

Hiroyuki Yamaya, Yasuyuki Okumura, Osamu Kiyomiya, Masami Matsuura, Kazuyoshi Kihara, Kazumi Tamura

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces a new mooring system using a yoke developed for a floating pier (landing stage). The system consists of a rigid yoke and additional mooring devices having soft spring characteristics. Development of the system was carried out on the basis of numerical calculations with a linear potential theory. Motion tests in waves were carried out in a test basin using a pontoon model with a scale of 1/20. The present mooring system was verified experimentally to have excellent characteristics in shallow water.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
    EditorsJ.S. Chung, M. Sayed, M. Kashiwagi, T. Setoguchi, S.W. Hong
    Pages133-139
    Number of pages7
    Volume12
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventProceedings of the Twelfth (2002) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Kitakyushu
    Duration: 2002 May 262002 May 31

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the Twelfth (2002) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
    CityKitakyushu
    Period02/5/2602/5/31

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    Keywords

    • Floating pier
    • Pontoon, motion in waves
    • Yoke-spring mooring system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ocean Engineering

    Cite this

    Yamaya, H., Okumura, Y., Kiyomiya, O., Matsuura, M., Kihara, K., & Tamura, K. (2002). Development of Yoke-Spring Mooring System for Floating Structures in Coastal Areas. In J. S. Chung, M. Sayed, M. Kashiwagi, T. Setoguchi, & S. W. Hong (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (Vol. 12, pp. 133-139)