Document Type : Original Article


1 Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.

2 Chabahar Maritime University, Chabahar, Iran.


Compliant offshore tension leg platforms (TLP) are adaptive platforms with a vertical mooring system. These types of platforms are usually used in deep water. Adding sufficient initial tension to the mooring, the vertical movements of the structure will be reduced. Tendons, body, and deck are different components of this platform, with the body being the most important in terms of hydrodynamic forces, weight, and cost. In this study, an investigation is done on a TLP with a wind turbine by numerical analysis. The boundary element and the finite volume method were carried out in this work in the Caspian Sea. Then the platform was analyzed at a depth of 150 meters, under the influence of wind, current, and irregular waves with one and 100-year return period, and at a zero-degree wave angle. The results of the two numerical approaches are very close and almost identical. The tension leg platform was stable in the different irregular waves. Also, the response amplitude operator calculated using two numerical methods has a good agreement.


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