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The response of a semisubmersible model under focused wave groups: Experimental investigation


Banks, M and Abdussamie, N, The response of a semisubmersible model under focused wave groups: Experimental investigation, Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science, 2, (3) pp. 161-171. ISSN 2468-0133 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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2017 Shanghai Jiaotong University. Published by Elsevier. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.joes.2017.07.003


In recent years, extreme wave events have occurred more frequently than have been predicted using theoretical methods. It is, therefore, a requirement to investigate the impact of these events on coastal and offshore structures. This paper reports on results of an experimental investigation into the interaction between unidirectional waves and a horizontally moored semisubmersible model. The target crest height was created at a focal point and time using the focused wave technique. Different values of wave steepness were tested in order to ascertain the nonlinear effects on the quality of waves generated by a piston-type wavemaker. The measured crest height was in good agreement with the theoretical one within 4% relative error. The magnitudes of heave and pitch motions of the model were found to increase as the wave steepness increased. Overall, the paper contributes towards establishing the application of focused wave technique to floating offshore platforms.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:focused wave, offshore platforms, dynamic response
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy exploration
Objective Field:Oil and gas exploration
UTAS Author:Banks, M (Mr Michael Banks)
UTAS Author:Abdussamie, N (Dr Nagi Abdussamie)
ID Code:122140
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-11-02
Last Modified:2018-04-26
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