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Relative Motion Calculator
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, Department of Marine Technology.
2012 (English)MasteroppgaveStudent thesis
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Abstract The wind power business has in recent times changed its focus from land-based installations to offshore installations. This has presented challenges both technological and financial, mainly related to construction and maintenance. To optimize the availability of the offshore wind turbines it is important to have support vessels and boarding systems that can handle as rough sea conditions as possible, and the relative motions between these vessels and the wind turbines become increasingly important to predict, as the offshore wind business expands. For this purpose, a need has been expressed for a simple tool for quick estimation of such motions. In this thesis, a MATLAB program has been developed for this purpose. It takes various input from the user, such as information on the sea state and the physical situation to be considered, as well as limiting criteria. The program provides the user with information on the local vessel motions and the relative motions between a point on the vessel and a fixed point on the wind turbine, and then compares it to the given criteria. It also gives out various plots to illustrate the motions and the relevant transfer functions. The final version of Relative Motion Calculator, RMC 2.3, features the following options: • Two types of wave spectra • Arbitrary placement of the moving coordinate system • Arbitrary placement of the considered points • Long- or short-crested wave theory RMC 2.3 has undergone thorough testing to prove its validity, and all test results are reasonable and according to expectation. Although the program is a bit difficult to use, it can be used as intended, for calculating relative motions between a moving point on a vessel and a fixed point. Furthermore, the program might provide a good platform for further development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutt for marin teknikk , 2012. , 127 p.
Keyword [no]
ntnudaim:8011, MTMART Marin teknikk, Marin hydrodynamikk
URN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-19200Local ID: ntnudaim:8011OAI: diva2:566496
Available from: 2012-11-08 Created: 2012-11-08

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