A system for full-scale measurements of wave kinematics and wave loading was installed on a North Sea platform in 1994. Measurements commenced in October 1994 and continued through the winter of 1994/95. The measurement system consisted of two parts: a 57m long wire/cable called the load and response measuring system (LMS) which is capable of measuring hydrodynamic loads and structural response, and a subsurface acoustic system measuring the wave kinematics and the surface elevation called the wave kinematics measurements system (WMS), utilizing the incoherent Doppler technique. From the results of the LMS the action of vortex shedding will be detected and analyzed and the wave loads will be determined. From the results of the WMS the kinematics in the wave zone will be determined. In combination, the results of both systems may be used in the validation of wave load models. It is the intention that the data from the full-scale measurements will be compiled and analyzed for comparison with existing theory and calculation models.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OMAE 1995, 14th Intl Conf on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engng; 18-22 June 1995; Copenhagen, Denmark. Sponsored by ASME et al. Procs. Publ by ASME, ISBN 0-7918-1306-1. Vol I, Pt A, p 503 [10 p, 5 ref, 1 tab, 19 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Nielsen, K G
    • Bryndum, M B
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00718252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM