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Experimental Force Data of a Restrained ROV under Waves and Current

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School of Engineering, Institute for Energy Systems, FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, The University of Edinburgh, Max Born Crescent, Edinburgh EH9 3BF, UK
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School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, Sanderson Building, Robert Stevenson Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FB, UK
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Received: 3 June 2020 / Revised: 23 June 2020 / Accepted: 26 June 2020 / Published: 30 June 2020
Hydrodynamic forces are an important input value for the design, navigation and station
keeping of underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The experiment investigated the forces
imparted by currents (with representative real world turbulence) and waves on a commercially
available ROV, namely the BlueROV2 (Blue Robotics, Torrance, USA). Three different distances of
a simplified cylindrical obstacle (shading effects) were investigated in addition to the free stream
cases. Eight tethers held the ROV in the middle of the 2 m water depth to minimise the influence of
the support structure without completely restricting the degrees of freedom (DoF). Each tether was
equipped with a load cell and small motions and rotations were documented with an underwater
video motion capture system. The paper describes the experimental set-up, input values (current
speed and wave definitions) and initial processing of the data. In addition to the raw data, a processed
dataset is provided, which includes forces in all three main coordinate directions for each mounting
point synchronised with the 6DoF results and the free surface elevations. The provided dataset can be
used as a validation experiment as well as for testing and development of an algorithm for position
control of comparable ROVs.
Keywords: ROV; experimental investigation; hydrodynamic forces; motion capturing; wave tank; wave gauges; fluid–structure interaction ROV; experimental investigation; hydrodynamic forces; motion capturing; wave tank; wave gauges; fluid–structure interaction
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    Doi: https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2835
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Gabl, R.; Davey, T.; Cao, Y.; Li, Q.; Li, B.; Walker, K.L.; Giorgio-Serchi, F.; Aracri, S.; Kiprakis, A.; Stokes, A.A.; Ingram, D.M. Experimental Force Data of a Restrained ROV under Waves and Current. Data 2020, 5, 57.

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