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Simulating Loads and Motions of Full-Scale Offshore Platforms in Cyclonic Wave Conditions


Abdussamie, N and Haase, M and Sartipi, K and Ojeda, R and Amin, WAI and Thomas, G, Simulating Loads and Motions of Full-Scale Offshore Platforms in Cyclonic Wave Conditions, Proceedings of the 2016 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, 25-27 October 2016, Perth, Western Australia, pp. SPE-182455-MS 1-12. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.2118/182455-MS


The commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code STAR-CCM+ was used to simulate the dynamic behaviour of a tension leg platform in extreme weather conditions. The numerical results of surge motions and tendon tensions were compared against the measurements acquired in model tests. The full-scale CFD simulations were then conducted on the basis of the settings performed in modelscale simulations. Both model- and full-scale surge motions and tendon tensions predicted by CFD were in good agreement with the measurements. Using CFD results, it was revealed that the component of the vertical wave-in-deck force caused a slam force on the platform followed by tendon slack situations in the down-wave tendons.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:full-scale offshore platforms; cyclonic wave conditions; CFD
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:Abdussamie, N (Dr Nagi Abdussamie)
UTAS Author:Haase, M (Dr Max Haase)
UTAS Author:Sartipi, K (Mr Kevin Sartipi)
UTAS Author:Ojeda, R (Dr Roberto Ojeda Rabanal)
UTAS Author:Amin, WAI (Dr Walid Amin)
ID Code:123393
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-01-04
Last Modified:2018-01-04

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