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Strength of connectors with varied stiffness for very large floating structures

Strength of connectors with varied stiffness for very large floating structures
Strength of connectors with varied stiffness for very large floating structures
Very large floating structures with kilometres in length and large tonnes in displacement are usually modular constructed, while the connecting mechanism is the weakest but the most important in the entire structures. Due to complicated loads of alternate wind, wave and current in sea, the connectors between the modules of the very large floating structures are bearing under a great number of loads. Therefore, accurate assessment on the strength of connectors plays a large role in connecting system design. Based on the loads calculated with the model of rigid module flexible connector, the construction of flexible connectors has been designed according to function and requirement of very large floating structures. In addition, mechanical model of the flexible connector has been modelled by finite elements to analyse. At last, the results show that the strength of connectors comply with the design requirements.
Key words: Very large floating structures, flexible connector, strength assessment
Asranet
Zhou, Y.
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Wang, Y.
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Lu, Y.
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Qi, E.
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Zhou, Y., Wang, Y., Lu, Y. and Qi, E. (2018) Strength of connectors with varied stiffness for very large floating structures. In 3rd International Conference on Safety and Reliability of Ships, Offshore & Subsea Structures. Asranet. 6 pp .

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Abstract

Very large floating structures with kilometres in length and large tonnes in displacement are usually modular constructed, while the connecting mechanism is the weakest but the most important in the entire structures. Due to complicated loads of alternate wind, wave and current in sea, the connectors between the modules of the very large floating structures are bearing under a great number of loads. Therefore, accurate assessment on the strength of connectors plays a large role in connecting system design. Based on the loads calculated with the model of rigid module flexible connector, the construction of flexible connectors has been designed according to function and requirement of very large floating structures. In addition, mechanical model of the flexible connector has been modelled by finite elements to analyse. At last, the results show that the strength of connectors comply with the design requirements.
Key words: Very large floating structures, flexible connector, strength assessment

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Published date: 23 May 2018
Venue - Dates: 3rd International Conference on Safety and Reliability of Ships, Offshore & Subsea Structures, , Wuhan, China, 2018-05-22 - 2018-05-24

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Local EPrints ID: 420910
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420910
PURE UUID: 697aa4cf-a6cb-49c9-a6fc-42af13c5f0bd
ORCID for Y. Wang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5619-7795

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Date deposited: 18 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 03:59

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Author: Y. Zhou
Author: Y. Wang ORCID iD
Author: Y. Lu
Author: E. Qi

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