Experiments and analysis with fully coupled mini-TLP/barge system
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A floating, 2-body concept consisting of a deep water mini TLP and a tender barge, is investigated experimentally. The system is designed for mild environments and with a 'soft' connection between the two structures. The emphasis is put on measurements and analysis of the coupled, horizontal motion response of the system, with particular focus on statistical aspects and extreme value predictions. The paper also highlights the general performance and robustness of the coupling between the two floaters, providing strict limits for the relative excursions.