The performance of friction dampers to mitigate the wave induced vibrations in jacket type offshore platforms has been investigated in this study. Due to the random nature of ocean waves, a full stochastic analysis method has been intended to evaluate the response of the structures utilized with these devices and also a stochastic linearization technique has been used to take the nonlinear behavior of these hysteretic dampers into account. At last, the developed mathematic formulation has been practiced to evaluate the response of a realistic model and to find out the optimal values for the adjustive parameters of the friction dampers to dissipate the wave induced vibrations of the platform.

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