Heave Plate Design With Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Samuel Holmes

Applied Research Associates, Inc., Palo Alto, CA 94086e-mail: sholmes@ara.com

Shankar Bhat, Pierre Beynet

BP Amoco Corporation, Houston, TX 77059

Anil Sablok, Igor Prislin

Deep Oil Technology, Inc., Houston, TX 77079

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 123(1), 22-28 (Sep 18, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1337096 History: Received October 18, 1999; Revised September 18, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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SPAR platform schematic
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Schematic of fluid box used in CFD simulations
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Finite element mesh using quarter-symmetry
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Scale model experiment schematic
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Measured displacement history for scaled experiment
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Comparison of force versus time for scaled experiment and analysis
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Pressure contours in fluid surrounding a plate at time of high velocity
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Predicted normalized heave force (F/ρL32) versus normalized time (t/To) for Case 1
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Comparison of heave force from Morison equation with that from CFD solution
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Contribution of added mass and drag terms in Morison’s equation for Case 1
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Load distribution for Case 1 at time of maximum acceleration
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Load distribution for Case 1 at time of maximum velocity
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Load distribution on plate with constant pitch at maximum acceleration (Case 3)
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Heave force under random wave conditions




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