Wave feedforward control of floating production systems

B. T. Linfoot, V. J C Wright

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    Wave basin tests have been conducted on a 129,600t turret-moored floating production system with wave feedforward control in long-crested and directional seas between 7m and 13.5m significant wave height. Strategies for generating real-time signals of wave drift processes either from vessel motions or directly from wave probes, and the integration of these signals into self-tuning and modified LQG control system, are described. The results indicate that adaptive control algorithms incorporating signals either from direct wave measurement or derived from the vessel's wave-frequency motions, can reduce the low-frequency motions of the system in both short- and long-crested seas. © 1995.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)687-694
    Number of pages8
    JournalControl Engineering Practice
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 1995


    • Adaptive control
    • basin tests
    • floating production systems
    • short-crested seas

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    Linfoot, B. T., & Wright, V. J. C. (1995). Wave feedforward control of floating production systems. Control Engineering Practice, 3(5), 687-694.