Analysis of Response behaviors of offshore mooring structures by a piecewise-linear system

구분적선형시스템을 이용한 해양 구조물의 거동분석

  • 마호성 (연세대학교 토목공학과 연수연구원)
  • Published : 1997.12.01


A piecewise-linear system is utilized to model the offshore mooring system. The approximated piecewise-linear restoring force is obtained to be compared with the analytically derived restoring force of a mooring system. Two systems are compared to verify the applicability of the piecewise-linear system to evaluate responses of the mooring system. Using the piecewise-linear system, the response behaviors of mooring systems are examined under various excitations. Nonlinearity of the system and effects of both system and excitation parameters are intensively examined. System responses are identified mainly by observing Poincare maps. The mooring system is found to have various types of responses such as regular harmonic, subharmonic and complex nonlinear behaviors, including chaos by utilizing a piecewise-linear system. Various values of parameters are applied to determine the effects of parameters upon system responses. Response domains are determined by establishing parametric maps.


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