Experimental and numerical assessment of mini TLP for benign environments
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The response behaviour of a mini TLP under West Africa type of environmental conditions has been investigated numerically and by scale model experiments. The experiments were conducted at two different scales, 1:62 and 1:40, and at two different water depths. The results do not indicate any systematic differences originating from the choice of scale. However, significant statistical variability can be observed, both in experiments and computations. The general agreement between theory and experiments appears to be quite good.