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MARIN fills in the VIV gaps of the Gravity Actuated Pipe (GAP) concept

AuthorsJaap de Wilde
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 88
Date1 Apr 2006
Reading time3 minutes

Over the last half year MARIN has worked extensively with SBM to study the challenging hydrodynamic aspects of the GAP system, using the High Reynolds VIV test set-up in the High Speed Basin. A 2D scale 1:5 model of 3.6 m length was extensively tested. The Reynolds numbers could be preserved in the tests by scaling the speed up by factor five.


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Jaap de Wilde

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waves, impacts and hydrostructuralmeasurements and controldata sciencerenewablesoil and gasinfrastructuremarine systemslife at seamodel testingvortex induced vibrations (viv)offshore engineering