Experimental data of a hexagonal floating structure under waves

Roman Gabl*, Robert Klar, Thomas Davey, David M. Ingram

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Floating structures have a wide range of application and shapes. This experimental investigations observes a hexagonal floating structure under wave conditions for three different draft configurations. Regular waves as well as a range of white noise tests were conducted to quantify the response amplitude operator (RAO). Further irregular waves focused on the survivability of the floating structure. The presented dataset includes wave gauge data as well as a six degree of freedom motion measurement to quantify the response only restricted by a soft mooring system. Additional analysis include the measurement of the mass properties of the individual configuration, natural frequency of the mooring system as well as the comparison between requested and measured wave heights. This allows us to use the provided dataset as a validation experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2021


  • Floating structure
  • Hexagonal
  • Motion capturing
  • Regular and irregular waves
  • Validation experiment
  • Wave
  • White noise


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