Dynamic behavior of tendons in random seas Conference Paper uri icon


  • The dynamic behavior of large scale (1:55) undistorted models of TLP tendons were investigated. The tendons modeled were for a TLP designed to be deployed in a water depth of 914 m. The tendon motions were studied without the presence of the hull. In the study reported, the tendon models were subject to three quite different design seas and the single and paired tendon configurations were compared under identical wave conditions. The main objective of this study was to examine the dynamic response of TLP tendons under controlled environmental conditions in order to better quantify the observed dynamic behavior. Underwater video tracking techniques were utilized in the experiments to obtain direct measurement of the inline and transverse displacements. Envelopes characterizing the extreme displacement behavior, spatial variations in response and collision behavior are presented and discussed.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE

author list (cited authors)

  • Niedzwecki, J. M., Rijken, O. R., & Soemantri, D. S.

complete list of authors

  • Niedzwecki, JM||Rijken, OR||Soemantri, DS

publication date

  • January 1995