The effect of wake interaction on the hydrodynamic force was experimentally investigated. A scaled platform model with four columns was subjected to a current in the circulating water channel with constant velocity. The diameter of each column was 75 mm, and the aspect ratio (defined by the ratio between the column draft and diameter) was 1.5. The spacing ratios, (defined by the ratio between the distance of column centers and diameter) were 3 and 4. The platform was forced to oscillate with different frequencies and amplitudes. Flow around columns was measured by using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). The difference of hydrodynamic forces on each column was discussed concerning the effect of wake interaction among columns.

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