Combined Effect of Waves and Current on the Motion Behaviour and Tether Forces of a Deepwater Tension Leg Platform
Author R.H.M. Huijsmans and J.N. Dekker
Title Combined Effect of Waves and Current on the Motion Behaviour and Tether Forces of a Deepwater Tension Leg Platform
Conference/Journal Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston
Paper no. OTC1989-6180
Year 1989

Abstract
In this paper results will be discussed of model experiments and computations of the wave- current interaction effects on the motions of a tension leg platform in deep water with waves and current coming in from ahead. The model experiments were performed in the deep water testing facility, recently installed in the Wave and Current Basin of the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN).

It is shown that the neglect of wave-current interaction in both computations as well as in model test experiments will lead to substantially higher motion amplitudes.

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