Dynamic Positioning Model Test Capability Demonstration at the Institute for Marine Dynamics

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTest Report
SubjectDP; dynamic positioning; wind; wave; current; FPSO
AbstractA series of dynamic positioning tests were carried out in beam and head seas in IMD's towing tank using an existing tanker model as a forerunner for the upcoming Terra Nova FPSO model tests. The objective was to establish an appropriate test procedure, identify the hardware and software requirements, identify the load ranges, identify possible problem areas, and develop/debug a control system in conjunction with the Institute for Aerospace Research. Tests were done in various combinations of wave, wind and current, which were collinear for the purpose of these "pilot" tests. In addition, stiffness tests (in morred condition) and decay tests (in morred as well as free-floating conditions) were carried out to establish the corresponding damping and restoring force coefficents.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5499
NPARC number8895386
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Record identifierb615bfec-b17b-412e-8b6a-948d1c7b6b79
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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