Abstract

In this paper, a pile mooring system is introduced as an alternative mooring solution for FSRU. Also, the methodologies of mooring analysis and structural analysis to verify a design of pile mooring system are introduced. The mooring performance of pile mooring system can be assessed by coupled mooring analysis considering stiffness of pile, resistance of soil and hull interface mechanism. The structural integrity of pile, foundation and hull interface can be assessed by non-linear contact finite element analysis. Using these methods, the basic design of pile mooring system for 160,000-CBM large scale FSRU is developed considering practical environmental conditions.

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