EFFECT OF LIQUID STORAGE TANKS ON THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

An analysis technique that can predict the dynamic response of offshore structures to random ocean waves. The method highlights simply and quickly those aspects of a structural design most likely to need improvement in withstanding design loads and, furthermore, provides a tool for structural optimization. Experimental verification and generalization of the method to a number of structures were the goals of this research. High resolution spectral analysis techniques were developed to aid in the accurate determination of natural frequencies, mode shapes, and damping ratios of offshore structures excited by ocean waves.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A reprint from Applied Ocean Research, 1979, Vol. 1, No. 2. Available from MIT Sea Grant Office at a cost of $1.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Vandiver, J K
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG-79-9J
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM