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Polish Maritime Research

The Journal of Gdansk University of Technology

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Volume 17, Issue 4

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The modeling of seakeeping qualities of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) sea-going ships in preliminary design stage

Tomasz Cepowski
Published Online: 2011-03-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10012-010-0029-9

The modeling of seakeeping qualities of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) sea-going ships in preliminary design stage

This paper presents an analysis of a presently applied approach to accounting for seakeeping qualities of FPSO sea-going ships and possible using it in preliminary design stage. Approximations of heaving, pitching, green water ingress on the deck and slamming of FPSO ships, based on main ship design and wave parameters, are presented. The approximations were elaborated with the use of the linear regression method and theory of artificial neural networks for a very wide range of FPSO ship dimensions and hull forms. In the investigations ship operational conditions were limited to those occurring in real service of FPSO ships, described by means of the so called operational scenario. Such approach made it possible to reach simultaneously high approximation accuracy and simple structure of mathematical model.

Keywords: Floating Production; Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit; offshore; design; preliminary design stage; seakeeping qualities; green water ingress on the deck; slamming; heaving; pitching; main ship hull dimensions

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Published Online: 2011-03-22

Published in Print: 2010-01-01


Citation Information: Polish Maritime Research, Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 3–12, ISSN (Print) 1233-2585, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10012-010-0029-9.

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