After one decade of experimental investigation, the Vortex-Induced Motion – VIM phenomenon deserves a comprehensive survey concerning the advances related to its understanding, mainly under the consideration of the fundamental aspects that keep it in a close relationship to the dynamic behavior of the same phenomenon acting on slender bodies, the well known Vortex-Induced Vibration – VIV. A considerable amount of results can be found in the literature, although there are few works dealing with a general view of the problem. Probably, the main reason for such a large amount of works with no interaction between themselves and, consequently, without a common understanding about VIM might be due to its technological origin, featured by huge platforms with a variety of geometrical details, which ends up placing the researches more on the field of the faithful reproduction of the features in small-scale and less on the global understanding of the phenomenology regardless the floating system, e.g. a spar platform, a monocolumn or even a semi-submersible or a tension-leg platform. Obviously, no one should disagree that there is part of the research that must keep a faithful relationship with the full scale, however, in most of them it is possible to identify the common fundamentals concerning the fluid-structural interaction. The aim of the present work is to address a comprehensive evaluation of the experimental investigations during the past decade on the VIM, trying to gather a general understanding about its phenomenology including some comparisons to VIV. As a result, some relevant aspects are pointed out for a more prospective way of research.
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State-of-Art on Vortex-Induced Motion: A Comprehensive Survey After More Than One Decade of Experimental Investigation
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Fujarra, ALC, Rosetti, GF, de Wilde, J, & Gonçalves, RT. "State-of-Art on Vortex-Induced Motion: A Comprehensive Survey After More Than One Decade of Experimental Investigation." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 4: Offshore Geotechnics; Ronald W. Yeung Honoring Symposium on Offshore and Ship Hydrodynamics. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 1–6, 2012. pp. 561-582. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2012-83561
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