BP opts for New High Reynolds VIV test set-up

AuthorsJaap de Wilde
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 82
DateMar 1, 2004
Reading time3 minutes

BP has chosen MARIN's High Reynolds Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) test set-up as part of its continuing research into the VIV response of marine risers. The setup allows tests of riser sections at full section scale and 3.8 m long, at real current speeds, oscillation frequencies and amplitudes. Using full scale dimensions bypasses the difficulties related with scale models which can be seriously affected by so-called 'Reynolds scale effects'. Recent studies have clearly shown the importance of these scale effects for riser VIV.

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