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Bow impact loading on FPSOs 1 - experimental investigation

Xu, Li and Barltrop, Nigel and Okan, B. (2008) Bow impact loading on FPSOs 1 - experimental investigation. Ocean Engineering, 35 (11-12). pp. 1148-1157. ISSN 0029-8018

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Abstract

Steep wave impact pressures and the structural dynamic response of floating production storage and offloading platform (FPSO) bows are studied using 1:80 scale segmented, instrumented models. The construction of these segmented models is discussed. The 'new-wave' theory is adopted and extended to generate steep waves and a limiting form of steep wave that might be found in deep water is proposed. A comparison between linear theoretical, experimental and suggested wave models is made. Experimental results with systemically varying parameters are presented.