ON THE TESTING OF MODELS IN MULTIDIRECTIONAL SEAS

E.R. Funke, E.P.D. Mansard

Abstract


Although traditional model testing of marine structures in long-crested, unidirectional (2D) waves can lead to conservative results in certain applications, modern multidirectional (3D) wave generators can produce more realistic sea conditions, leading to the design of more accurate, cost-effective and safer structures. This paper justifies the requirements for testing in 3D seas.

Keywords


multidirectional sea; model testing

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