Simulation of Mooring Cable Dynamics Using a Discontinuous Galerkin Method
Paper in proceedings, 2013

A new numerical model for simulating the dynamics of mooring cables is presented. The model uses the hp formulation of the discontinuous Galerkin method. Verification against analytical solutions for a static and a dynamic case is carried out and the model is shown to exhibit exponential convergence with increasing polynomial order of the expansion basis. A simulation of the cyclic movement of a cable endpoint is compared to experimental results, and there is a good agreement between the computed and measured tension force.


High order finite elements

Discountinuous Galerkin Method


Johannes Palm

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology

Guilherme Moura Paredes

Universidade do Porto

Claes Eskilsson

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Marine Design

Francisco Taveira Pinto

Universidade do Porto

Lars Bergdahl

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology

5th International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, MARINE 2013; Hamburg; Germany; 29 May 2013 through 31 May 2013


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Sustainable development

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Marine Engineering



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