Model tests were carried out in a wave tank to determine the effect of combined steady and wave-induced currents and/or the proximity of a plane boundary (seabottom) on the vortex-induced vibrations of a flexible pipe. The response of the center of the pipe span was measured using a biaxial accelerometer. The results show that the proximity of the plane boundary and/or superposition of waves on the steady flow have a pronounced effect on the amplitude and frequency response in both the transverse and in-line directions.

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