A Comparison Between Measured and Predicted Hydrodynamic Damping for a Jack-Up Rig Model

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 1996

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An extensive set of measurements funded by the EU project Large Scale Facilities Program has been carried out on a model of a jack-up rig at the Danish Hydraulic Institute. The test serieswere conducted by MSC and include determination of base shears and overturning moments in both regular and irregular waves.In the paper these results will be compared with theoretical predictions based on two different methods. The first is time simulation procedure using various stretching methods for the wavekinematics above the still water level and applying both the relative and absolute velocityassumption in Morison's equation for the wave load. The second procedure is a non-linear, single degree-of-freedom method making use of thetheory of diffusion processes. This procedure is able to account for the spectral content in therandom waves and requires much lesser computational effort than the time simulation methods.In the comparison between the model test results and the theoretical predictions, thehydro-dynamic damping proves to be the most important uncertain parameter. It is shown thata relative large hydrodynamic damping must be assumed in the theoretical calculations in orderto predict the measured results. This finding is discussed in the light of other results quoted inthe literature and some general guidelines are extracted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Place of PublicationFlorence
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication date1996
StatePublished - 1996
EventThe 15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - Florence


ConferenceThe 15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Period01/01/1996 → …
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