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

Thomas Laursen, Lars Rohbock, Jørgen Juncher Jensen, Jan Baatrup, Gert-Jan Gründlehner

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    Abstract

    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
    Pages235-247
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    EventThe 15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - Florence
    Duration: 1 Jan 1996 → …

    Conference

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

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    Laursen, T., Rohbock, L., Jensen, J. J., Baatrup, J., & Gründlehner, G-J. (1996). A Comparison Between Measured and Predicted Hydrodynamic Damping for a Jack-Up Rig Model. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (pp. 235-247). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.