Model Tests for Dynamic Responses of Float-over Barge in Shallow Wave Basin

Kurian, V.J. and Baharuddin, Nurul Husna and Magee, A.R. and Hashim, Ahmad Mustafa (2013) Model Tests for Dynamic Responses of Float-over Barge in Shallow Wave Basin. In: ISOPE 2013, 30 June - 5 July, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.



ABSTRACT This paper discusses the model test results of float-over barge used for the installation of topsides onto jacket platform, which were carried out in the shallow wave basin of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. The objective of the paper is to highlight the importance of determining the single barge responses prior to performing multi-body dynamic analysis of float-over installations. As part of developing the industrial capability of model testing in this wave basin as an indispensable component of the design of float-over barge, the methodologies and procedures for test setup, execution and analysis are described in this paper. Furthermore, the method of data analysis using advanced numerical method for regular wave named Filon Quadrature method are discussed and the test results are presented in terms of first order responses, namely RAOs of the barge for head and beam seas. Results of the model tests were cross-checked with the results of established diffraction method using 'WAMIT' and were found to be generally in good agreement for predicting the dynamic responses of float-over barge subjected to waves. KEY WORDS: Float-over barge; first order responses; model tests; diffraction method.

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:10121
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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