This is a free event
Why Good Mooring Systems Go Bad:
Fatigue Factors in Mooring Systems for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
A mooring system for a floating wind turbine may not be a glamorous part of the system, but without it – well, where would you be? Literally, where would you be? In this webinar we will discuss how to build strong, economical mooring systems, and you will gain an appreciation of the number of ways that mooring systems can fail. We will review the types of mooring systems used on domestic and international floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) and we’ll point out the similarity and differences between these systems and mooring systems used on oil and gas platforms. You will learn about short-term and long-term failure processes including corrosion and abrasion mechanisms, the cumulative effect of snap loads, trenching and cable bird-caging. We’ll describe the software design tools that we use to predict loads and failure mechanisms, and we’ll describe other software tools that may be of value to you for fatigue and failure analysis. Finally you will hear about the sections in government and classification society standards that pertain to failure mechanisms, and you will gain an appreciation of the strengths and weakness of the standards.
07/16/2014 - 10:00am - 10:45am