Multiple scales give maximum insight
In the process of evaluating an offshore structure during its design or while in operation, model tests, simulations and offshore (full-scale) measurements all clearly complement one another. As an example of such integrated use, Report presents the overall methodology as it has been developed to investigate the loading and response of the South Arne platform, which consists of a Gravity Base Structure and lattice tower. This resulted in a unique project, including the novel combination of small-scale tests of the complete structure with large scale component testing of parts of the lattice tower to limit scale effects. Here, we provide the first glance of an important paper due to be present at the OTC 2009.