Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

CFD Simulation of Flow-Induced Motions of a Multi-Column Floating Platform

[+] Author Affiliations
Jang-Whan Kim

Technip, Houston, TX

Allan Magee, Kenneth Yeoh Hock Guan

Technip, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Paper No. OMAE2011-49437, pp. 319-326; 8 pages
  • ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 7: CFD and VIV; Offshore Geotechnics
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 19–24, 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4439-7
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


Recent improvements in capabilities of both hardware and software allow solving the coupled rigid body motions for the floating platform together with the fluid transport equations. This makes CFD a possible alternative or complement to model tests for predicting VIM performance. In addition, CFD allows simulating certain factors which cannot be addressed in scale model tests, and the two methods can ideally serve as cross-validation tools to bound the remaining uncertainties. Previous applications of CFD to Spar VIM predictions have shown promising results. Building on this, flow-induced motion simulations of multi-column floating platforms are being carried out using CFD as part of the R&D effort within Technip. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of two separate preliminary simulations applied to the prediction of vortex-induced motions of a TLP design and compare to the model test results.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In