Flow-Induced Motions (FIM) is an issue for multi-column platforms, and the phenomenon can decrease the fatigue life of the mooring, riser, and cable systems. In the past, FIM was studied mainly for platforms installed in deep waters. The new concepts of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT) have multi-column design and may therefore observe FIM. However, FOWTs have been installed in shallow water and, in this case, the FIM remains insufficiently investigated. To address this issue, FIM model tests were performed for the – Semisubmersible (SS) Floating System design developed for the DeepCwind project (OC4 Phase II). The goal of this paper is to investigate the presence of FIM for this type of system to show the importance of FIM in the design of FOWT. Three different incidence angles of the current were tested, namely 0, 90 and 180 degrees. For each heading, thirty reduced velocities were tested. The results showed amplitudes in the transverse direction of around 70% of the diameter of the platform column, which is similar to the ones observed for the deep-draft (DD) SS with circular columns and larger than for the platforms with square columns. The results showed that FIM was present for this specific FOWT SS investigated and that it may thus be essential to consider when designing the mooring system, as an increment in the total cost of the platform may make the system economically unfeasible. When extrapolating the results for the full-scale configuration, the FIM synchronization occurred for current velocities from 0.5m/s up to 1.2m/s, and the maximum nondimensional nominal amplitudes for the motions in the transverse direction reached 70% of the external column diameter.

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