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Wave buoy measurements on a hexapod

AuthorsSanne van Essen
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 121
Date17 Aug 2017
Reading time3 minutes

MARIN has recently expanded its facilities with a hexapod. This system can be used to generate forced oscillations in six degrees of freedom, either on a standalone basis or under the carriage of one of our basins. It is a useful tool to assess the efficiency of anti-roll tanks, sloshing in LNG tanks, safety of cruise ship swimming pools or drop tests with a free-fall lifeboat from a moving platform.


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