The state-of-the art in model testing for Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV) of Spars is presented. Important issues related to Spar VIV model testing are highlighted. The parameters that need to be modeled including hull geometry, strake configuration, mass and mooring properties and, considerations of test set-up and instrumentation are discussed. Results are presented from model tests of an as-built Spar deployed in the Gulf of Mexico. It is shown that the model test results compare well with the VIV responses measured in the field.

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