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Complex coupled model tests for Petrobras

AuthorsJorrit-Jan Serraris & Eelco Frickel
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 102
Date26 Apr 2011
Reading time6 minutes

Model tests were carried out simultaneously on three floaters in MARIN's Offshore Basin and these were followed by two-body, coupled VIM tests in the Depressurised Towing Tank. The complexities of this coupled model test programme are unravelled for the first time.


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JorritJan Serraris

Senior Project Manager

Eelco Frickel

Senior Researcher/Teamleader

waves, impacts and hydrostructuraloil and gas