Interaction Between Waves and Slowly Rotating Floating Bodies

  • John Grue
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 34)


A recent challenge within offshore technology is the development of compliant systems for marine operations. Such a system may be composed of a floating part, being exposed to the wind and wave environment at the sea-surface, and by moorings or tendons for positioning. The system may experience slowly varying oscillations in the horizontal plane at the relatively low natural frequencies of the horizontal modes of motion. These oscillations are determined by the nonlinear wave and wind excitation loads, the natural frequencies of the different modes of motion, and by the damping forces.


Significant Wave Height Wave Force Incoming Wave Irregular Wave Wave Heading 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Grue
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  1. 1.Mechanics Division, Department of MathematicsUniversity of OsloNorway

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