Abstract

Fully coupled time domain turret/FPSO simulations are conducted using TechnipFMC proprietary software MLTSIM. To analyze hydrodynamic interactions and mechanical coupling effects between an FPSO and its turret, a multi-body interaction model is developed and analyzed. In the multi-body interaction model, full coupled hydrodynamic interactions are considered, and the bearing connections are modeled with nonlinear springs and frictional damping. The global performance analysis results are systematically compared with model test results (Kim et al. [1]), and hydrodynamic loads and mechanical coupling loads on the turret are presented in this paper.

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