Hydrodynamics of moored floating structures
Analysing the behaviour of moored floating structures
What we do
Berth stability studies, design of mooring structures
- Measurement of forces in mooring lines and thrust forces on dolphins, for berthed ships exposed to waves and currents
- Measurement in anchor lines for floating structures such as wind turbines
- Recording of floating structure movement under the effect of waves and currents.
- Modelling of the moored ship's berth or anchoring system in one of our tanks
- Modelling of hydrodynamic stresses: multidirectional random waves, currents, sea level variations
- Replication of the complete environment surrounding the moored structure: site bathymetry, presence of obstacles, breakwaters or shoals modifying the wave and current conditions, other floating objects
- Measurement of mooring forces and thrust forces using strain gauges
- Stereoscopic measurement of floating structure movement in the six degrees of freedom using infrared cameras (Qualisys system).