RESEARCH PAPERS: Offshore Mechanics/Ocean Engineering

Stiffness and Energy Dissipation Characteristics of Guyed Tower With Dynamic Mooring Properties

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D. G. Morrison

University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, Republic of South Africa

J. Energy Resour. Technol 106(1), 18-23 (Mar 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231013 History: Received March 17, 1983; Revised July 19, 1983; Online October 22, 2009


A simple model for a complex system is presented that contains the essential properties of the guyed tower. The dynamic response to wave load of a guyed tower is represented by a single degree of freedom model. Tower response, with different wave heights and hydrodynamic coefficients, using statically and dynamically determined mooring properties were calculated for a specific tower in 1100 ft (335 m) of water. The importance of this study lies in a good modeling of the cable forces, including the hysteretic effects of line damping, and in identifying cases where the quasi-static model may fail.

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