Experimental study of floating offshore platform in combined wind/wave/current environment

Wen Yang Hsu, Ray Yeng Yang, Fang Nan Chang, Hua Tung Wu, Hsin Hung Chen

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The development of offshore wind energy in Taiwan is moving toward the establishment of a demonstration wind farm before the end of 2016. The aim of this study is to investigate the dynamic motion of a floating platform in a wind-wavecurrent flume through the use of a 1:50 Froude-scale model. Compared to the target-scaling properties, the errors in the geometric dimensions and weight of the scale model are less than 2%. A series of experiments were conducted, including free decay tests and complex operating conditions, which combined the irregular waves, current, and wind. The drift and drag force was measured when the floating platform was subjected to the waves, wind, and current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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