Model Testing of Tension Leg Platforms -Part I: Simulation of Environmental Loading

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Proceedings titleProceedings of the First (1991) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Conference1st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference: Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 11-16 August 1991
0-9626104-6-1 (VolI)
Pages6170; # of pages: 10
SubjectModel testing; tension leg platform; wind; wave; current simulation
AbstractThe present paper documents the experiences of the Hydraulics Laboratory of the National Research Council of Canada in the model testing of offshore structures in general, and tension leg platforms in particular. In Part I, the experimental test facility setup for the generation of the wind loading, currents, and wave conditions is described. Techniques for the synthesis and calibration of regular and irregular long-crested waves, and multidirectional waves are discussed in detail. The description ofthe model construction, associated instrumentation and data processing methods is presented in Part II of this paper.
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PublisherThe International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberPAP-91-15
NPARC number12339152
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