mooring line


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mooring line

[′mu̇r·iŋ ‚līn]
(naval architecture)
A rope or cable used for securing a ship to a pier or wharf.
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Under water, instruments attached to mooring lines and anchor frames measure current speed and direction, temperature, salinity, oxygen, organic matter, and other seawater properties that scientists can use to piece together a dynamic, multifaceted profile of what's happening in the ocean.
Stress magnitudes obtained from the mooring line indicate that increasing energy in the environment increases stress in this element, except for cases where it goes from a condition of 1 m [s.sup.-1] and 2 m (category Cc) to 0.5 m [s.sup.-1] and 5 m (Eb) of current velocity and wave height respectively in perpendicularly direction, decreasing 1,858 to 1,562 kg for the case where the longline system operates surface and 1,757 to 1,221 kg for case where it operates submerged (Fig.
Only the in-plane motions of mooring line are considered, and the equations are as follows [16]:
The system will support a production platform mooring line control system as well as provide real time data collection during high seas and platform operations.
Even so, the offshore industry has experienced numerous unexpected mooring line failures in recent years that, in a small number of cases, have resulted in mooring system failure.
In order to avoid the mooring line breakage, the input constraint should be considered, and this is the third motivation of the paper.
The configuration of a mooring line is described by a 3-D Cartesian coordinate system in terms of a vector, [??] (s, t), which is a function of s, the deformed arc length along the mooring line (Fig.
--configuration of the mooring line winches and hawseholes (fairleads) on the ship;
The facility has 800-metre mooring line and a rail terminal
Sergeant Simpson, along with two other deputies, located a middle-aged male calling for help while clinging to a mooring line tied to the dock.
A FISHERMAN had a lucky escape after a "suicidal" sperm whale got tangled on his mooring line.
They moved four survivors using this method, until the mooring line on the liferaft snapped, sending the raft adrift.