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Investigation on the Effects of Current in the Dynamics of Floating Systems

[+] Author Affiliations
Felipe Rateiro, Edgard Borges Malta, André L. C. Fujarra

University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Paper No. OMAE2011-49949, pp. 637-644; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2011-49949
From:
  • ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 1: Offshore Technology; Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 19–24, 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4433-5
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

This paper presents the experimental results obtained by means of model tests, focused on the analysis of the influence of current effects in the dynamic behavior of a semi-submersible. The tests were accomplished with and without current, in order to establish the comparison basis. As an additional investigation procedure, the experimental results were compared to a numerical code based on the potential theory. As will be seen, considerable changes in the natural periods and in the damping levels was observed.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME

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