Experiments and analysis with fully coupled mini-TLP/barge system Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Teigen, P., & Niedzwecki, J. M.

complete list of authors

  • Teigen, P||Niedzwecki, JM

publication date

  • January 1999