Field experiment on the small-scale model of a gravity offshore platform. P. Boccotti. Ocean Engng., August 1995, 22(6), 615--627.
Details are given of a series of field experiments undertaken on a 1:50 scale model of a large offshore gravity platform which was placed off the beach at Reggio-Calabria, where the wind waves typically have significant height ranging from 0.20 to 0.40 m and peak period from 1.8 to 2.6 sec. Two sets of pressure transducers were assembled---one at the platform's boundary, and the other in the undisturbed wave field. Time histories of the pressure induced by the highest waves, at the columns and at the platform base, were very similar to the measured covariances of the pressure fluctuations. The numerous results are presented and discussed. 16 refs.