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Mooring loads analysis of submersible aquaculture cage system using finite element method

  • Kim, Tae-Ho
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology
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    • v.42 no.1
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    • pp.44-53
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    • 2006
  • The expansion of near shore aquaculture is feasibility of moving aquaculture facilities into the open ocean. Numerical modeling technique using finite element method was used to enable the optimum design and evaluation of submersible aquaculture cage system. The characteristics of mooring loads response in mooring lines under waves and current and their response amplitude operators were calculated for single and three point mooring configuration at the surface condition and submerged one. The static mooring loads without wave and current loading were similar for both the surface and submerged configuration. It was calculated that three point mooring was more adequate than single point mooring for the mooring configuration of submersible aquaculture cage system. The wave induced response amplitude operators for the single point mooring configuration with the influence of currents were identical to those without the influence of currents.

Hydrodynamics of submersible aquaculture cage system using numerical model

  • Kim, Tae-Ho;Fredriksson, David W.;Decew, Judson
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology
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    • v.44 no.1
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    • pp.46-56
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    • 2008
  • A numerical model analysis was performed to analyze the motion and mooring tension response of submersible fish cage systems in irregular waves and currents. Two systems were examined: a submersible cage mooring with a single, high tension mooring and the same system, but with an additional three point mooring. Using a Morison equation type model, simulations of the systems were conducted with the cage at the surface and submerged. Irregular waves(JONSWAP spectrum) with and without a co-linear current with a magnitude of 0.5m/s were simulated into the model as input parameters. Surge, heave and pitch dynamic calculations were made, along with tension responses in the mooring lines. Results were analyzed in both the time and frequency domains and linear transfer functions were calculated.

The Numerical Modeling and Sliding Mode Control of A New Submersible Fish Cage

  • Lee, Hyunsu;Won, Sung Jae;Ahn, Kyoung Kwan
    • Journal of Drive and Control
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    • v.14 no.3
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    • pp.18-24
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this paper is to develop a new submersible fish cage operated by a pneumatic system for offshore aquaculture. Although some researchers have investigated modeling and control of fish cages, such cages consist of variable ballast tanks that with closed cylinders and thus present a maintenance issue. In solving the issue the new submersible fish cage investigated consists of bottom-opening cylinders. Accordingly, we designed a mathematical model of the concept and applied Sliding Mode Control for nonlinear angle control. Some experiments conducted under assumed conditions indicate that the angle of the system converges to zero under all conditions and the control has the stability to balance the fish cage.

Analysis of submerging characteristics and stability of the model submersible fish cage operated by buoyancy control (부력 제어식 가두리 모형의 부침 특성 및 안정성 해석)

  • Lee, Gun-Ho;Cha, Bong-Jin;Jeong, Seong-Jae
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology
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    • v.48 no.1
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    • pp.40-50
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    • 2012
  • This study aims to analyze the performance of a submersible fish cage which was designed for developing an economical cage system can be applied in korean aquaculture environment easily. To analyze the performance of the designed cage a model test was carried out. In the test, inclination changes of the upper frame and mooring tensions of model cage were measured during the submerging and surfacing motion in still water and wave condition (period: 2s, wave height: 0.1, 0.2, 0.3m). As a result, in the still water condition the model cage kept horizontal balance and inclination degree of the upper frame was about $1^{\circ}$. In the wave condition, the model cage showed bilateral symmetric up-and-down motion but the average inclination degree of the upper frame was about $0^{\circ}$. When the model cage reached at a depth of 1m, the up-and-down motion of the cage was decreased by 12% compared with that of at the surface (period 2s, height 0.3m). In the same wave condition, the maximum and average line tension under the bottom position were about 8% and 11% respectively compared with that of at surface.