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Ocean Engineering

Mitigation of Vortex-Induced Motion (VIM) on a Monocolumn Platform: Forces and Movements

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Rodolfo T. Gonçalves

TPN–Numerical Offshore Tank, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo, Avenue Professor Mello Moraes, 2231, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazilrodolfo_tg@tpn.usp.br

André L. C. Fujarra

TPN–Numerical Offshore Tank, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo, Avenue Professor Mello Moraes, 2231, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazilafujarra@usp.br

Guilherme F. Rosetti

TPN–Numerical Offshore Tank, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo, Avenue Professor Mello Moraes, 2231, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazilguilherme.feitosa@tpn.usp.br

Kazuo Nishimoto

TPN–Numerical Offshore Tank, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo, Avenue Professor Mello Moraes, 2231, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazilknishimo@usp.br

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 132(4), 041102 (Sep 24, 2010) (16 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4001440 History: Received September 22, 2009; Revised February 03, 2010; Published September 24, 2010; Online September 24, 2010

A great deal of works has been developed on the spar vortex-induced motion (VIM) issue. There are, however, very few published works concerning VIM of monocolumn platforms, partly due to the fact that the concept is fairly recent and the first unit was only installed last year. In this context, a meticulous study on VIM for this type of platform concept is presented here. Model test experiments were performed to check the influence of many factors on VIM, such as different headings, wave/current coexistence, different drafts, suppression elements, and the presence of risers. The results of the experiments presented here are motion amplitudes in both in-line and transverse directions, forces and added-mass coefficients, ratios of actual oscillation and natural periods, and motions in the XY plane. This is, therefore, a very extensive and important data set for comparisons and validations of theoretical and numerical models for VIM prediction.

Copyright © 2010 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Sketch of the main dimensions of the unit

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Plot presents the range of Reynolds numbers that were tested

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Roughness of the model in detail (k/D=4×10−3)

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Picture of the model made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

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Sketch of the equivalent mooring system composed of four lines

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Variation of the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of the reduced velocities for the 0-deg incidence

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Variation of the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of the reduced velocities for the 45-deg incidence

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Variation of the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of the reduced velocities for the 135-deg incidence

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Variation of the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of the reduced velocities for the 180-deg incidence

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Variation of the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of reduced velocities for the 315-deg incidence

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Variation of the nondimensional periods as a function of the reduced velocities for the 45-deg incidence

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Variation of the nondimensional periods as a function of the reduced velocities for the 135-deg incidence

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Variation of the nondimensional periods as a function of the reduced velocities for the 180-deg incidence

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Variation of the nondimensional periods as a function of the reduced velocities for the 315-deg incidence

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Motion on the XY plane for the 0-deg incidence

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Motion on the XY plane for the (a) 45-deg and (b) 135-deg incidences

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Motion on the XY plane for the (a) 180-deg and (b) 315-deg incidences

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 0-deg incidence

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 45-deg incidence

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 135-deg incidence

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 180-deg incidence

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 315-deg incidence

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 45-deg incidence

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 135-deg incidence

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 180-deg incidence

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 315-deg incidence

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Sketch of the distribution of the spoiler plates at the monocolumn

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Variation in the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence in the presence of spoiler plates

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Variation in the nondimensional periods as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence in the presence of spoiler plates

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Motions on the XY plane (in-line and cross-flow) for the 0-deg incidence; (a) with and (b) without presence of spoiler plates

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 0-deg incidence in the presence of the spoiler plates

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence in the presence of the spoiler plates

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Complementary distribution of the risers incorporated to the MonoBR, with (a) only the risers and (b) with the entire set

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Variation of the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence with external damping

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Variation of the nondimensional periods as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence with external damping

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Motions on the XY plane (in-line and cross-flow) for the 0-deg incidence; (a) without and (b) with the presence of external damping (risers)

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 0-deg incidence with external damping

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence with external damping

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Variation of the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence with simultaneous waves present

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Variation of the nondimensional periods as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence with simultaneous waves present

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Comparison between the heave response amplitude operator (RAO), numerically obtained and the experimental values obtained in the tests

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Motions on the XY plane (in-line and cross-flow) for the 0-deg incidence, in three sea conditions

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 0-deg incidence with simultaneous waves present

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence with simultaneous waves present

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Variation of the nondimensional amplitudes as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence varying draft

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Variation of the nondimensional periods as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence varying draft

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Motions on the XY plane (in-line and cross-flow) for the 0-deg incidence; in two drafts: (a) operational and (b) light weight

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Variation of drag coefficients as a function of reduced velocities for the 0-deg incidence varying draft

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Variation of the lift coefficient (CL) above, and the added (Ca) below, as a function of the reduced velocity for the 0-deg incidence varying draft

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