A great deal of works has been developed on the spar vortex-induced motion (VIM) issue. There are, however, very few published works concerning VIM of monocolumn platforms, partly due to the fact that the concept is fairly recent and the first unit was only installed last year. In this context, a meticulous study on VIM for this type of platform concept is presented here. Model test experiments were performed to check the influence of many factors on VIM, such as different headings, wave/current coexistence, different drafts, suppression elements, and the presence of risers. The results of the experiments presented here are motion amplitudes in both in-line and transverse directions, forces and added-mass coefficients, ratios of actual oscillation and natural periods, and motions in the plane. This is, therefore, a very extensive and important data set for comparisons and validations of theoretical and numerical models for VIM prediction.
Mitigation of Vortex-Induced Motion (VIM) on a Monocolumn Platform: Forces and Movements
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Gonçalves, R. T., Fujarra, A. L. C., Rosetti, G. F., and Nishimoto, K. (September 24, 2010). "Mitigation of Vortex-Induced Motion (VIM) on a Monocolumn Platform: Forces and Movements." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. November 2010; 132(4): 041102. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4001440
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