Frequency-domain analysis can be used to evaluate the motions of the FPSO with its mooring and riser. The main assumption of the frequency-domain analysis is that the coupling is essentially linear. Calculations are performed taking into account first order wave loads on the floating structure. Added mass and radiation damping terms are frequency dependent, and can be easily considered in this formulation. The major non-linearity comes from the drag force both on lines and the floating structure. Linearization of the non-linear drag force acting on the lines is applied. The calculations can be extended to derive the low frequency motion of the floating structure. Second order low frequency quadratic transfer function is computed with a diffraction/radiation method. Given a wave spectrum, the second order force spectrum can then be derived. At the same time frequency-domain analysis is used to derive the low frequency motion and wave frequency motion of the floating system. As an example case, an FPSO is employed. Comparison is performed with time domain simulation to show the robustness of the frequency-domain analysis. Some calculations are also performed with either low frequency terms only or wave frequency terms only in order to check the effect of modeling low and wave frequency terms, separately. In the case study it is found that the low frequency motion is reduced by the wave frequency motion while the wave frequency motion is not affected by the low frequency motion.

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