This paper presents a case study where results from numerical analysis have been compared to model experiments, performed on a 1/16 scale model. The tested model is a circular cage system with a polyethylene cage. The system is tested both in waves and current.
Numerical analysis to document the structural integrity of the fish farms are now a requirement. The state of the art analysis tool used in the aquaculture industry is AquaSim .
Results from model experiments are compared to numerical analysis carried out in AquaSim. Uncertainties in the model experiments are investigated and discussed. The differences between the experimental and numerical results are in the same range as the uncertainties.