Effect of Short-crested Waves on the Dynamic Responses of Truss SPAR Platforms

Kurian, V.J. and Ng , C.Y. and Liew, M. S. (2013) Effect of Short-crested Waves on the Dynamic Responses of Truss SPAR Platforms. In: ISOPE 2013, 30 June - 5 July, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.



ABSTRACT Short-crested wave in real sea condition is defined as the linear summation of a series of long-crested waves propagated to different directions, where the magnitude and directions are randomly generated. Also, it is complex and three dimensional. In this paper, an experimental and numerical study on the truss spar responses subjected to long and short-crested waves are presented. The experimental study on a typical truss spar model subjected to long and short-crested waves were performed in the wave tank of Offshore Laboratory in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. In the study, physical motions in surge, heave and pitch of the model with four linear spring mooring lines restrained were measured. Also, a numerical MATLAB code incorporating the short-crestedness of the waves to predict the dynamic analysis of the truss spar was developed. The results were obtained in terms of Response Amplitude Operator (RAO) for surge, heave and pitch motions using both methods. The predicted RAO were compared with the measured RAO and they agreed fairly well. Also, it was observed that the responses for short-crested waves were much lower compared to the responses for long-crested waves. KEY WORDS: Short-crested waves; model test; truss spar; dynamic responses; response amplitude operator.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Structures, materials and construction
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Deep Water Technology
ID Code:10120
Deposited By: Prof Dr Kurian V John
Deposited On:25 Oct 2013 01:56
Last Modified:25 Oct 2013 01:56

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