随着海洋油气开发向深水推进，海洋工程水池趋于大型化，试验成本不断上升。考虑到小尺度波浪实验所具有的参考意义，微波浪水池概念得以提出。微波浪水池具有与大水池相同的造波机制和控制参数，仅是造波机构和实验水体大幅度缩小。在水力试验的几个重要方面，微波浪水池的实验意义得到预测和展望，同时也初步探讨了微波浪水池的局限性及其实验验证的方法。在溢油扩散研究、波面物理场景表现、波能转化、实验工况筛选方面，微波浪水池实验被认为是可行的。 As offshore oil and gas explorations gradually go into deepwater, marine engineering pools tend to be larger and test cost continues to rise. Based on the reference significance of small-scale wave experiments, Micro Wave Tank concept was put forward. Micro Wave Tank has the same wave- making mechanism and control parameters as big pools, but the wave paddles and water area sig-nificantly shrink. In several important respects of hydrodynamic test, the experimental significance of Micro Wave Tank has been expected, and also the limitation and experimental verification methods of Micro Wave Tank are discussed. On the research aspects like oil spill diffusion, wave-front scene simulation, wave energy conversion and filtering conditions, Micro Wave Tank expe-riments are considered feasible.
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