On the Wind and Current Forces Acting on a Very Large Floating Structure

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S. Ohmatsu, R. Takai, H. Sato

Ocean Engineering Division, Ship Research Institute, 6-38-1 Shinkawa, Mitakashi, Tokyo 181, Japan

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 119(1), 8-13 (Feb 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2829049 History: Received January 01, 1995; Revised August 01, 1996; Online December 17, 2007


This paper deals with the estimation method of wind force and current force acting on a very large floating structure. In this paper, as a very large floating structure, we consider a matlike very large platform which will be used as a floating airport. In order to estimate the fluid drag coefficient for such a huge structure, wind tunnel and towing tank model experiments were conducted paying special attention to the frictional drag coefficient. This paper shows the methods and results of these model experiments and discusses the application methods for wind and current forces on a full-scale structure.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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