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Offshore Compliant Platforms: Analysis, Design, and Experimental Studies

By
Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
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R. Nagavinothini
R. Nagavinothini
Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
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ISBN:
9781119669777
No. of Pages:
252
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2020
Description

A guide to the analysis and design of compliant offshore structures that highlights a new generation of platforms Offshore Compliant Platforms provides an authoritative guideto the analysis and design of compliant offshore structures and puts the focus on a new generation of platforms such as: triceratops, Buoyant Leg Storage and Regasification platforms. Whilst the authors - noted experts on the topic - include basic information on the conceptual development of conventional platforms, the book presents detailed descriptions of the design and development of new deep-water platforms. The book describes the preliminary design of triceratops in ultra-deep waters and presents a detailed analysis of environmental loads that are inherent in offshore locations such as wave, wind and current. The new methodology for the dynamic analysis of triceratops under ice loads, predominantly in ice-covered regions, is also examined with detailed parametric studies. In addition, the book covers the structural geometry and the various methods of analysis for assessing the performance of any other similar offshore platform under the special loads. A discussion of the fatigue analysis and service life prediction is also included. This important book: * Includes the analysis and design of compliant offshore structures with a focus on a new generation of platforms * Examines the preliminary design of triceratops in ultra-deep waters * Covers an analysis of environmental loads that are inherent in offshore locations such as wave, wind and current * Reviews the structural geometry and various methods of analysis for assessing the performance of any other similar offshore platform under special loads * Discusses fatigue analysis and service life prediction Written for engineers and researchers across engineering including civil, mechanical, structural, offshore, ocean and naval architecture, Offshore Compliant Platforms fills the need for a guide to new offshore platforms that provides an understanding of the behaviour of these structures under different loading conditions.

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