The Flow Around FPSO’s in Steep Regular Waves

AuthorsHuijsmans, R.H.M (MARIN) and Borleteau, J.P. (Sirenha)
Conference/JournalISOPE Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii
DateMay 1, 2003

This paper investigates the hydrodynamical aspects of a fixed FPSO in regular waves. The emphasis is geared to the validation of state of the art CFD techniques, using particle image velocimetry measurements on the water velocities around a captive model of an FPSO in regular waves. The main focus is on the following issues:

stability, seakeeping and ocean engineeringwaves, impacts and hydrostructuralcfd developmentcfd/simulation/desk studiesmeasurements and controldata sciencerenewablesoil and gasinfrastructuremarine systemslife at seamodel testingresearch and developmentmotionswavesoffshore engineeringresearch