Senior Coastal & Maritime Engineer
The motion response of moored vessels and floating structures is a key aspect in the design of any mooring. The dynamic nature of wave loads and the non-linear response of moored vessels is a complex problem. A large number of berths are built in conditions relatively exposed to waves, while other structures such as pontoons and floating decks are permanently installed and subject to a wide range of load conditions.
A number of recent Aurecon projects have investigated loads and structure response on a range of mooring types and floating structures.
This session outlines several project case studies. These include catenary mooring of barges, hydrodynamic stability of pontoons, loads on floating wharf decks berthed at fixed dolphins, and drag loading on pontoons during floods.