Prediction of spar responses: Model tests vs. analysis Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The DeepStar Program has sponsored a series of tasks to evaluate the current industry capability in predicting the responses of deepwater theme structures (FPSO, TLP and SPAR). In its Phase IV program, model tests of the FPSO, TLP and SPAR were conducted, and in the Phase V program, engineering companies as well as test basins were invited to evaluate the correlations between the tests and analyses. This paper presents an overview of DeepStar's effort with emphasis on Spar responses. It covers the following areas of response predictions: - Model test setup and test conditions - The state-of-art analytical tools available to the industry - Evaluation approach - Key results of comparisons - tests vs. analyses - Sensitivities and uncertainties in predicting Spar responses - Assessment of current industry capabilities - Areas of future effort Copyright 2004, Offshore Technology Conference.

author list (cited authors)

  • Steen, A., Kim, M. H., & Irani, M.

publication date

  • January 2004