More technical information here on the R&D aspects, the testing regime that was undertaken, patents, links to the technical papers produced.

 

AMOG undertook a comprehensive small scale model testing program at Monash University in Melbourne, at sub-critical Reynolds Numbers covering in excess of 70 variations of candidate geometries. These were further refined in terms of their application to drilling riser buoyancy modules, which resulted in AMOG taking out several patents covering this family of geometries.

As a final step towards commercialisation, AMOG and Matrix Composites and Engineering Ltd conducted large scale model tests at high Reynolds Numbers, sub-critical Reynolds Number model testing and large scale model tests to verify results at prototype scales. These tests were conducted at Oceanic-NRC in Newfoundland, Canada which is a world leading independent large scale hydrodynamic testing facility.