Vortex-induced motion of nonlinear offshore structures: a study of catenary moored system fluid-elastic instability
The process of vortex shedding from bluff objects has historically attracted a great deal of attention. The specific case of the excitation and dynamic response of cylindrical structures due to vortex shedding has and continues to be of particular interest due to its engineering application. VortexInduced Vibration (VIV) has been observed in several fluid media and at many flow scales. Contributions to our understanding ofthis Vortex-induced vibration phenomenon have come from a variety of disciplines, including the aerospace, power generation, civil and offshore engineering fields. This book is focussed on marine applications. The motivation for the work is the particular scenario of moored cylindrical structures. The fundamental understanding developed however, has potentially much wider ranging application.