The simulation models for moored buoy systems are developed based on static analysis was incorporated into a combined current and wave model to simulate the moored buoy system behaviour for extreme conditions in a given sea state. The simulated buoy drift, cable configurations and tensions are representative of the system behaviour in wind, current and wave conditions. The simulation models were built around a Matlab user's approach with a liberty of buoy system components, with known properties, build in for easy reference. The models developed will provide a useful tool for the designer of such moored systems to assess its performance in varying, wind, current and wave conditions.
National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Laboratory Memorandum (National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics), no. LM-2000-05 (2000).