An outline of a method that can be used to examine the structural dynamics of fixed offshore platforms is presented. Both the dynamic and random nature of the environmental loads are preserved in the analysis. In particular, loadings resulting from the action of random waves are treated as dynamic excitations and investigated using a combination of spectral analysis and lumped mass modal technique. Other loadings resulting from gravity, wind and current forces are also considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 6th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-8, 1974. Requests for this paper should be directed to David L. Riley, Offshore Technology Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Mansour, A
    • Millman, D N
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 157-172
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #2049 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM