Bow impact loading on FPSOs 1 - experimental investigation

Li Xu, Nigel Barltrop, B. Okan

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Abstract

Steep wave impact pressures and the structural dynamic response of floating production storage and offloading platform (FPSO) bows are studied using 1:80 scale segmented, instrumented models. The construction of these segmented models is discussed. The 'new-wave' theory is adopted and extended to generate steep waves and a limiting form of steep wave that might be found in deep water is proposed. A comparison between linear theoretical, experimental and suggested wave models is made. Experimental results with systemically varying parameters are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1148-1157
Number of pages10
JournalOcean Engineering
Volume35
Issue number11-12
Early online date4 May 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • steep waves
  • structural impact
  • wave impact

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