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Dataset – Experimental Force Data of a Restrained ROV under Waves and Current


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PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Date made available27 May 2020
Geographical coverageUK,UNITED KINGDOM


The experimental set-up includes a Remotely Operated (underwater) Vehicle (ROV), which was restrained with eight tethers to measure the hydrodynamic forces due to waves and current. Each tether was equipped with a load cell. The provided data are linked to an underwater motion capturing system, which observed the small response in six degrees of freedom. The provided load cases include different current speeds, irregular and regular waves as well as combined wave-current seas. In addition to the raw data, a processed dataset is provided which includes the forces in all three main coordinate directions for each mounting point on the ROV.
This research was carried out at the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility of the Institute for Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh.

Data Citation

Gabl, Roman; Davey, Thomas; Cao, Yu; Li, Qian; Li, Boyang; Walker, Kyle L; Giorgio-Serchi, Francesco; Aracri, Simona; Kiprakis, Aristides; Stokes, Adam A; Ingram, David M. (2020). Dataset – Experimental Force Data of a Restrained ROV under Waves and Current, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. Institute for Energy Systems. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2835.

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