A great deal of work has been developed on the spar and monocolumn vortex-induced motion (VIM) issue. However, there are very few published works concerning VIM of semi-submersible platforms, partly due to the fact that VIM studies for this type of platform recently became interesting particularly due to the increasing semi-submersible dimensions (columns diameter and height. In this context, a meticulous experimental study on VIM for this type of platform concept is presented here. Model test experiments were performed to check the influence of many factors on VIM, such as different headings and hull appendages. The results comply with in-line, cross-flow and yaw motion amplitudes, as well as with combined motions in the XY plane.

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