AERODYNAMIC AND HYDRODYNAMIC MODEL TESTS OF THE ENSERCH GARDEN BANKS FLOATING PRODUCTION FACILITY

The paper presents the results of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic model tests of the ENSERCH Garden Banks, a semisubmersible floating production facility moored in 2,190ft waters. During the wind tunnel tests, the steady component of wind and current forces/moments at various skew and heel axes were measured. The results were compared and calibrated against analytical calculations. During the wave basin test the mooring line tensions and vessel motions including the effects of dynamic wind and current were measured. An analytical calculation of the airgap, vessel motions, and mooring line loads were compared with wave basin model test results.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 2, p 681 [10 p, 5 ref, 5 tab, 12 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Huang, E W
    • Bauer, T C
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM