Blue Economy CRC Webinar: Advances in Fish Pen Designs and Mooring Systems
As the fish farming industry moves into more exposed waters the installations must be designed on the basis of first principles. The experience obtained from offshore oil & gas installations constitutes a useful background in this context and design methods that have been developed may be used to a large extent also for aquaculture systems. However, significant differences may exist, notably w.r.t environmental conditions, loads and load effects assessment. Various differences will be examined, and challenges related to notably FLS and ULS assessment will be discussed.