WHOI Cable v2.0 : time domain numerical simulation of moored and towed oceanographic systems
Gobat, Jason I.
Grosenbaugh, Mark A.
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This report describes version 2.0 of a numerical program for analyzing the statics and dynamics of cable structures commonly encountered in oceanographic engineering practice. The numerical program, WHOI Cable, features a nonlinear solver that includes the effects of geometric and material nonlinearities, bending stiffness for seamless modeling of slack cables, and a model for the interaction of cable segments with the seafloor. The program solves both surface and subsurface single- and multi-point mooring problems, systems with both ends anchored on the bottom, and towing and drifter problems. Forcing includes waves, current, wind, ship speed, and pay-out of cable. The programs that make-up WHOI Cable run under Unix and Windows. There is familiar graphical interface available for Windows platforms. The report includes detailed instructions for formulating problem input files and running the programs.
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