Experimental modeling of breaking wave impingement on a tension-leg platform Conference Paper uri icon


  • The present study employs bubble image velocimetry (BIV) to investigate the flow kinematics of a breaking wave impinging on a moored geometry-simplified tension-leg platform (TLP). A plunging breaker was generated using wave focusing method and repeated measurements were taken to obtain the mean flow field. The simplified model mainly allows surging and heaving motion. A high speed camera was used to record images for the BIV velocity determination. Images were taken from two perpendicular planes: side view and top view. Validation on the measurements at the intersecting line of both planes was performed. The BIV technique was also applied to determine the structure velocity. Copyright 2014 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Chuang, W. L., Chang, K. A., & Mercier, R.

complete list of authors

  • Chuang, WL||Chang, KA||Mercier, R

publication date

  • January 2014