Technical Report

Advanced Anchoring and Mooring Study

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  • This report establishes an industry knowledge base for existing anchoring and mooring techniques as applied to wave energy conversion (WEC) devices in and around Oregon. This report on anchoring and mooring techniques is derived from the cumulative experiences of engineers and scientists with many years of experience analyzing, designing and installing structures in the ocean subjected to significant environmental forces. It is not intended to be a complete design procedure but to provide the user with practical guidance on anchors and mooring techniques and sources of reliable design information necessary to the design of WEC devices suited to the coast of Oregon.
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  • Sound & Sea Technology Engineering Solutions. 2009. Advanced Anchoring and Mooring Study. Portland, OR: Oregon Wave Energy Trust. 192 pp.
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  • Introduction; Wave Energy Technologies; Moorings; Oregon Coast Characteristics; Installation Assets and Conditions; Additional R&D Recommendations; Appendix A - Anchor Design Procedures; Appendix B - Geophysical Techniques for the Investigation of Near-seabed Soils and Rocks; Appendix C - Bibliography and References
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  • Oregon Wave Energy Trust and the OSU Libraries cooperate to provide long-term access to OWET reports. OSU's ScholarsArchive is the digital repository for continual access to the report. The OWET website,, provides immediate access to OWET funded reports.



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