Feasibility Study on Thruster-Assisted Turret-Moored FPSO by Coupled Dynamic Analysis Conference Paper uri icon


  • Large motion responses of offshore platforms in harsh environment in deep water are of great concern for the operation and design of the platforms. Thruster-assisted position mooring systems can be applied to avoid excessive motions of the platforms. Fully coupled dynamic analysis of a thruster-assisted turret-moored Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading unit was performed. Kalman filtering, PD control, and thrust allocation were linked with the hull/mooring/riser time-domain coupled dynamic analysis program called WINPOST-FPSO. The numerical example illustrates general performance of a thruster-assisted turret-moored FPSO and shows that the mooring/riser tensions are reduced.

name of conference

  • International Symposium on Deepwater Mooring Systems

published proceedings

  • Deepwater Mooring Systems

author list (cited authors)

  • Ryu, S., & Kim, M. H.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Ryu, Sangsoo||Kim, MH

publication date

  • November 2003