An overview of challenges within hydrodynamic verification of deep-water offshore structures is given first. The role of model testing in the verification, as well as a range of relevant measured responses, are discussed. Various solutions for experimental verification of deep-water structures are considered. In particular, the combination of model tests with truncated set-up and computer simulations—the hybrid approach—is discussed. Two basic groups of hybrid methods are identified: Active (on-line) and passive (off-line). Most published works are on passive systems, of which a particular method is described. Case study examples with this procedure are reviewed and discussed, and future challenges are commented.
Challenges in Deep Water Experiments: Hybrid Approach
Contributed by the OMAE Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE MECHANICS AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME OMAE Division, Nov. 2001; final revision, Dec. 2001. Guest Associate Editor: A. Fernandes.
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Stansberg, C. T., Ormberg, H., and Oritsland, O. (April 11, 2002). "Challenges in Deep Water Experiments: Hybrid Approach ." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. May 2002; 124(2): 90–96. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1464129
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