volume 4, issue 1, P39-52 2014
DOI: 10.12989/ose.2014.4.1.039
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Shuqing Wang, Xiliang Li

Abstract: Floatover technology has been widely used in offshore installation, which has many substantial advantages compared with the traditional derrick barge. During the topside offloading of a twin-barge floatover installation, the transport barge is side by side moored between two floatover barges. In this paper, the twin-barge model with the connecting hawsers and pneumatic fenders is established. Coupled dynamic analysis is carried out to investigate the motions of the barges under wind, wave and current environme…

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