## Response of a Small Spar Buoy to Ocean Waves |

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### Contents

DESCRIPTION OF DATA USED | 6 |

THEORY | 13 |

COMPARISON OF THE THEORY WITH | 50 |

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acceleration accelerometer added mass AFINS air-sea air-sea interface amplitude anchor system APLATE assumed axis of rotation ballast Barbados base plate buoy tube buoy's cable catenary center of buoyancy center of mass coefficient of cylinders computed for TRITON damping plate depth displacement drag coefficient effective axis entrained mass equation estimate Fast Fourier Transform flat plates Florida State University force frequency response functions friction and added Garstang gyro heave resonance hori horizontal response horizontal tension inertia coefficients input intervals Keulegan linear magnitude motion data motion package ocean waves oscillation output period parameter phase pitch and heave pitch and surge pitch/gyro response function predicted radius of gyration response functions computed Rudnick's theory ſº spar buoy sphere subroutine surge and pitch tion torque TRITON data two-dimensional Type vector velocity Warsh wave staffs zontal