Using MIKE 21 Mooring Analysis (MA)

This two-day, hands-on course teaches you the fundamentals of mooring analysis and gives you an introduction on how to set up a moored ship in a port which is subject to environmental forcings such as waves, currents and wind. The course will also help you assessing vessel motions, fender and line forces, which is of utmost importance when planning ports.

MIKE 21 Mooring Analysis (MA) is the latest member of the MIKE 21 modelling suite, extending the applicability of MIKE towards port operations. It helps designing ports and increasing its efficiency.

The course is based on two main examples:

  1.  A simple (generic) example relying on wave forcing used on a vessel in a user defined location, which on a basic level showcases the combined usage of the Frequency Response Calculator and the MIKE 21 MA in order to perform a simple mooring analysis.
  2. A more advanced example representative of a real-life mooring study, which shows the combined usage of the Frequency Response Calculator and the MIKE 21 MA, when a vessel is positioned in a geographically based domain

Course Topics

  • Introduction to mooring analysis
  • Theoretical background and application areas of MIKE 21 MA
  • Frequency repsonse of a moored vessel
  • Convergence of a moored vessel
  • Generation of external forcings (e.g. waves)
  • Using MIKE 21 MA in time domain
  • Processing and interpretation of results
  • Visualization of vessel omvements in 3D
  • Hands-on exercises

target Group and Prerequisites

Professionals in port engineering. It is recommended that the participants have a basic knowledge of wave hydrodynamics and mooring procedures. Knowledge about wave modelling either through experience or through following one of the courses 'MIKE 21 Flow Model HD - 2D hydrodynamic modelling using ‘classic' grid' or ’MIKE 21 BW - Wave disturbance modelling in ports’ prior to the course would be beneficial.