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Experimental investigation of extreme wave impacts on a rigid TLP model in cyclonic conditions


Abdussamie, N and Ojeda, R and Drobyshevski, Y and Thomas, G and Amin, W, Experimental investigation of extreme wave impacts on a rigid TLP model in cyclonic conditions, Ships and Offshore Structures, 12, (2) pp. 153-170. ISSN 1754-212X (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/17445302.2015.1121608


This paper describes a series of model tests of a rigidly mounted tension leg platform (TLP) subjected to extreme wave events corresponding to long-crested irregular wave trains of a 10,000-year cyclonic sea state. The experimental setup was instrumented to simultaneously measure wave surface elevations in the vicinity of the model, global wave impact forces and local pressure distribution on the underside of the model's topside deck. Model accelerations were also monitored for each wave impact event so that the inertial force due to structural dynamic response could be identified. The deck–column intersection areas were found to experience large wave-in-deck slamming pressures, in particular around the aft columns. A reduction of the deck clearance was found to increase the magnitude of the global horizontal forces; however, the global vertical forces and local wave-in-deck slamming pressures did not follow this trend.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:tropical cyclones, extreme wave events, rigid TLP, deck–column intersection, wave-in-deck
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Abdussamie, N (Dr Nagi Abdussamie)
UTAS Author:Ojeda, R (Dr Roberto Ojeda Rabanal)
UTAS Author:Amin, W (Dr Walid Amin)
ID Code:107783
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-03-23
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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