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Dynamic behaviour of a TLP in waves: CFD versus model tests


Abdussamie, N and Ojeda, R and Drobyshevski, Y and Thomas, G and Amin, W, Dynamic behaviour of a TLP in waves: CFD versus model tests, Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 10-15 June 2018, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 1151-1157. ISBN 9781880653876 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper presents results of two-phase flow numerical simulations of the dynamic behaviour of a Tension Leg Platform (TLP). The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations were based on the volume of fluid (VOF) method implemented in the CFD code STAR-CCM+. The TLP’s rigid body motions and the effect of tendons were simulated by means of an overset grid and massless spring lines, respectively. The global response and tendon tensions computed by the CFD code were found to be in good agreement with experimental measurements. CFD tools provided detailed results of the effect of wave impact including wave-in-deck loads and were able to predict some rare features such as tendon slackness and ringing response.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:offshore platforms, dynamic response, numerical simulations
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:Ojeda, R (Dr Roberto Ojeda Rabanal)
UTAS Author:Drobyshevski, Y (Professor Yuriy Drobyshevski)
UTAS Author:Amin, W (Dr Walid Amin)
ID Code:126509
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-06-14
Last Modified:2019-09-12

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