Effect of Size and Position of Supporting Buoys on the Dynamics of Spread Mooring Systems

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Luis O. Garza-Rios, Michael M. Bernitsas

Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 123(2), 49-56 (Dec 08, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1355778 History: Received June 30, 1999; Revised December 08, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Geometry of buoy-supported catenary
Grahic Jump Location
General geometry of spread mooring system
Grahic Jump Location
Geometric characteristics of G1 and G2
Grahic Jump Location
Catastrophe set of buoy-supported SMS—geometries G1 and G2



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