Engineering (with an eye toward AWE)
water hulls and floating platforms is a form of kiting; studying
mooring with an eye for AWE may prove fruitful. The huge "wings" are
the hulls and platforms; the mooring lines are the tethers; mooring
lines are anchored. The
media for the hulls and platforms is a combination of water and air.
Also, there is a "wave" media dimension. Tethers or mooring lines
are variously in water or air or both. Anchors also vary in media:
seabed, water, artificial wharf-based, etc. We may
also envision traditional aerial kite systems as a realm of mooring
water-based hulls and platforms. And there is overlap as one
might see in, say, kiteboarding; may we deal with such in other topics
while having a focus on traditional hull mooring for this topic space.
- [we have yet to read it]
Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures, by
Kai-Tung Ma, Yong Luo, Thomas Kwan, Yongyan Wu.
Gulf Professional Publishing, Cambridge, MA, 2019, 346 pp., ISBN: 978-0-12-818551-3
- "Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures is the
first book delivering in-depth knowledge on all aspects of mooring
- See Here.
- Off-shore mooring lines
- Catenary mooring system
- Taut-leg mooring system
- Semi-taut mooring system
- Spread mooring system
- Single-point mooring system
- Dynamic positioning system
- Running mooring [look to kite Fig. 5 of Payne and McCutchen]
- Mooring equipment and maintenance for such
- Designing mooring systems
- General images
- Snap-back incidents
- AVOIDING MOORING LINE SNAP BACK ACCIDENTS