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Interaction between the Soil and the Anchor of a Semi-Submersible

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Arun DevORCiD


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From an analysis of deepwater platform operating in the Gulf of Mexico areas, the drag anchor and the plate anchor appear to be the preferred solutions to a traditional deep-water mooring in water depth up to 1500m. With advancing technology, the drag and plate anchors can be easily sized and their ultimate holding capacities have increased manifold, up from the old-fashioned methods of using a deadweight anchor. This paper will focus on designing the mooring lines and determining the mooring forces through the use of various software (Excel, Orcaflex, MOSES), followed by soil properties analysis, and lastly the sizing methods of the anchor and its holding capacity.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dev AK, Kelvin LST

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: 36th Annual Journal 2016/2017 of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Singapore

Year: 2017

Pages: 52-62

Print publication date: 17/03/2017

Acceptance date: 18/08/2016

Date deposited: 14/01/2019

Publisher: SNAMES